Emotional Literacy Support:
Miss Wingfield is a qualified Emotional Literacy Support Assistant’s (ELSA) at Old Sarum Primary School. She provides a support programme for pupils of all ages who are experiencing temporary or longer term additional emotional or social needs.
These may include:
- Recognising emotions
- Anger management
- Loss and bereavement
- Social skills
- Sadness, anxiety
- Building resilience
- Coping strategies
- Bullying issues
- Therapeutic stories
Miss Wingfield is trained to support children with ELSA counselling, PTSD, attachment and de-escalation.
Strategies are tailored for each individual child so they can use the skills they have learnt at school and in the home.
She plans her support under the regular clinical supervision of the School Educational Psychology services and Wiltshire Behaviour Support Team. She has support from our local Educational Psychologist whenever needed for extra advice. When new research is released the ELSA is informed and trained to use the best methods.
Old Sarum Primary School highly values the work of our ELSA because of the positive impact this support has on improving children’s wellbeing and readiness to learn. We are proud to host network meetings and training for our Emotional Literacy Support in the Salisbury area.
Mrs Katy Butler our SENDCO is Mental Health First Aid and Five to Thrive trained.