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Bath and Wells MAT

Emotional Literacy Support (ELSA)

What is an ELSA?

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

An ELSA is specially trained with a wealth of experience of working with children. ELSAs are trained and regularly supervised by the local Educational Psychologists. An ELSA is a warm and caring person who wants to help your child feel happy in school and to reach their potential educationally. Their aim is to remove the barriers to learning and to have happy children in school and at home.

ELSAs can help with:

Loss and bereavement

Self – esteem

Social skills


Friendship issues


Anger management





Relaxation techniques


Meet our Elsa's

Express Yourself 5 Day ELSA challenge

How to contact us

If you would like any further information please call the school on 01823 272553 and ask to speak to either Miss Maynard or Miss Hancock.