ELSA - Emotional Literacy Support

ELSA Logo Colour

An ELSA (Emotional Learning Support Assistant) is trained to plan and deliver specialist programmes of support to students who are experiencing temporary or longer term emotional needs.  ELSAs are trained and regularly supervised by the Educational Psychologist in the Local Education Authority.

We deliver individual and small group work tailored programmes of support to help with a wide range of issues including self-esteem, loss and bereavement, anxiety, anger management and social skills. The therapeutic interventions we offer include CAL (canine assisted learning), Drawing and Talking, Lego Therapy, Sand Tray therapy and TALA (Therapeutic Active Listening). Our ELSAs work with students to develop self-awareness and provide practical strategies to help in everyday life. See this page for details of Luna, our school dog.

The ELSA Team
Ms Ball, Mrs Pascoe & Mrs Brant

Email address: ELSA@cps.hants.sch.uk

Anna     Magda     Sara

                                      Ms Ball                       Mrs Pascoe                    Mrs Brant


ELSA Weekly Clubs

All ELSA clubs are by invitation only. Students should talk to the staff if they would like to attend one

Wednesday lunchtime: Our boardgame Social Club meets in A1. Come join in some fun and games.

Thursday lunchtime: Laugh & Craft. A chance to be creative and work towards a common goal. We meet in Ms Ball's office.

Thursday after school: Year 7 ELSA Club meets in ICT4


Useful Links

ELSA Leaflet
Anger Management
Dealing with Exam Pressure
Sleep Hygiene