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Emotional Literacy Support (ELSA)

ELSA at St Nicholas


Mrs Gibbin is our ELSA and works to support children across the school. There will always be children and young people in schools facing life challenges that detract from their ability to engage with learning, and some will require greater support to increase their emotional literacy than others. ELSA is an initiative developed and supported by educational psychologists. It recognises that children learn better and are happier in school if their emotional needs are also addressed. 


If you think your child would benefit from ELSA support please talk to your child's teacher in the first instance. You can discuss the circumstances with the teacher and we will decide in school if ELSA is the right intervention to support your child. 


During these uncertain times I would like to reassure parents that I can be available to provide support. Please contact me via e-mail, my details are as follows: