Old Priory Junior Academy

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ELSA(Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)

What Is an ELSA? 


An ELSA is an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.


At Old Priory Alison Jones our HLTA is fully qualified as an ELSA and runs interventions across the school within this  role. This role is extremely beneficial and supports many, sometimes for short periods of time, or as required on difficult days, or for longer periods.  Support might include work on social skills, emotions, bereavement, social stories,  anger management,  self-esteem, counselling skills such as solution focused and friendships.


Please ask your child's class teacher if you feel your child might benefit from this during the course of their school life at Old Priory. 

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Pursuing Excellence Through Inspirational Opportunities

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Collaboration, Individuality, Resilience, Ambition, Respect, Honesty

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