Monday, 30. September 2019, Meeting Room 1, ELSA Training

from 30. September 2019 - 9:00
till 10. February 2020 - 15:15

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This training has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Education Psychologist, Catherine Watson, for the attention of Teaching Assistants working in Slough Schools.
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: The total cost of the training includes a 2% & £3 booking fee.  There are two options for payment; you can either pay by card using the Eventbrite payment process or pay via invoice. 
If you choose to pay by invoice, please DO NOT use the Invoice from Eventbrite as we will invoice you separately using a Slough Borough Council Invoice.  For more information on how to register, please visit our Help Centre or alternatively email thelink@
When registering to this training you will be providing commitment to the following days:


Monday 30th September 2019 | 9:00 - 15:15


Monday 21st October 2019 | 9:00 - 15:15


Monday 25th November 2019 | 09:00 - 15:15



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Monday 13th January 2020 | 09:00 - 15:15


Monday 10th February 2020 | 09:00 - 15:15


It is a requirement to attend all FIVE days of the course to complete the training. 
The last date to register to this training is 23rd September 2019 at 17:00.


What is an ELSA?

ELSAs are Emotional Literacy Support Assistants. They are Teaching Assistants who have received specific training from Educational Psychologists from whom they receive on-going supervision following training. Their role is to support children and young people in school to understand and regulate their own emotions, learn to respect others around them and to develop resilience.
How would an ELSA benefit your school?
There has been consistent feedback from schools across the UK that the introduction of ELSAs has made a significant positive impact on the emotional wellbeing of children and young people and their ability to manage better at school — socially, emotionally and academically.
How would it work?

ELSAs will receive five days of training from Educational Psychologists to help them to plan, deliver and evaluate bespoke interventions for identified pupils in their schools. They receive course notes and a copy of 'Emotional Wellbeing: An Introductory Handbook for Schools', by Gillian Shotton & Shiela Burton. Following the initial training ELSAs meet every half term (6 times a year) for a group supervision session with other ELSAs and an Educational Psychologist. There is an additional payment on £150 pa for supervision.

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