ELSA Support

Our school have 2 ELSA trained leaders Miss Russell and Mrs Marley who support children with a range of needs.

What is ELSA Intervention?

An ELSA in a school is an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant. There is a recognised training course aimed specifically at Teaching Assistants or other specialist school roles. ELSAs are specialists with a wealth of experience of working with  children and young people. ELSAs are trained and regularly supervised by Educational Psychologists. The course tends to be 6 full days and covers many areas from emotional literacy to active listening.


ELSAs must be supervised regularly by the Educational Psychologists who trained them. This supervision is key to good practice and allows the ELSA to bring up any problems with a group of other ELSAs along with the Educational Psychologist.

Scope of practice

It is important that ELSAs work within the their scope of practice and only cover things they are trained to cover. Any concerns out of their scope of practice should be discussed with their Educational Psychologist and potentially referred on to outside agencies. ELSAs SUPPORT NOT FIX.

ELSA Relationship

ELSAs are warm, kind and caring people who want to make children and young people feel happy in school. and to reach their potential socially, emotionally and academically. They understand the barriers to learning that some children and young people might have and can help them with this.

They can support the children and young person’s emotional development and help them cope with life’s challenges. ELSAs will also help children and young people to find solutions to problems they might have.

An ELSA is not there to fix problems but to help them find their own solutions and offer that important support to a child or young person.

Relationships are key in helping children and young people to feel safe and nurtured. ELSA is about creating a reflective space for the child or young person.

What areas does an ELSA help with?

  • Loss and bereavement
  • Emotional Literacy
  • Self-esteem
  • Social Skills
  • Friendship issues
  • Relationships
  • Managing strong feelings
  • Anxiety and worries
  • Bullying
  • Conflict
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Growth Mindset
  • Social and therapeutic stories
  • Problem solving

Bereavement Support

We have a bereavement counsellor in school to support children who have suffered loss.  Please contact school for more information or to refer your child.


Bee U

BeeU provides emotional wellbeing and mental health services for Children and Young People (0-25) in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. We also provide neurodevelopmental assessments for children: Autism (ages 5 to 18) and ADHD (ages 6 to 18).

Bee U Telford

Bee U Shropshire


Kooth.com is a free, safe and anonymous website for young people living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin aged 11-19. You don’t need to be referred or have an appointment.

Kooth provides an anonymous 24-hour online service, 365 days per year, offering peer support, self-help and trained and qualified counsellors available to talk to online at the following times: 

  • 12:00 to 22:00 (Monday to Friday)
  • 18:00 to 22:00 (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Bank Holidays – hours may vary

Kooth’s experienced practitioners can provide emotional support for a wide range of issues, from having a bad day to more serious issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, eating issues, bullying and self-harm, to name a few.

Kooth provides a much needed out of hours service advice and support.

For more information visit the Kooth website.


Beam is an emotional wellbeing service for Children & Young People under 25 years old who are registered with a GP in Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin. The service is delivered by The Children's Society.