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What is ELSA?

The ELSA project is an initiative to build the capacity of schools to support the emotional needs of their pupils from within their own resources. It recognises that children learn better and are happier in school if their emotional needs are also addressed.

The ELSA programme is recognised as an evidence-informed intervention programme that teaches ELSAs to design bespoke intervention plans tailored to the specific needs of each pupil or group of pupils, and enables schools to intervene early when social, emotional or well-being needs are identified. The setting of targets and progress evaluation allows schools to evidence the impact and response to intervention. 

Please see link for further information from an ELSA: