ELSA & Home School Link

ELSA & Home School Link

ELSA & Home School Link
Ms Lisa Heenan

Tel: 0151 677 8438 ext3


Home School Link & accredited ELSA member of staff

Hello and welcome to our school ELSA page!


We are pleased to be able to share information with parents about Emotional Literacy Support on the school website. On this page, you will find links to websites to help you support your child with their social and emotional needs.


What is ELSA?


There will always be children and young people in schools facing life challenges that detract from their ability to engage with learning, and some will require greater support to increase their emotional literacy than others. ELSA is an initiative developed and supported by educational psychologists. It recognises that children learn better and are happier in school if their emotional needs are also addressed.


We are lucky enough to have a fully accredited Emotional Literacy Support Assistants at St Peter's.  She has been trained by Educational Psychologists to plan and deliver programmes of support to pupils who are experiencing temporary or longer-term additional emotional needs. The majority of ELSA work is delivered on an individual basis, but sometimes small group work is more appropriate, especially in the areas of social and friendship skills. Sessions are fun, we use a range of activities such as games, role-play with puppets or arts and crafts. 


In ELSA we aim to provide support for a wide range of emotional needs:


  • Recognising emotions
  • Self-esteem
  • Social skills
  • Friendship skills
  • Anger management
  • Loss and bereavement