Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) Training 2024

Published: 6 December 2023

ELSA Network

ELSA Network

Thank you to all the schools and settings who have already booked their spaces for the Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) Training in 2024. 

There are only two weeks remaining to book your space. Spaces are limited and must be booked by the closing date on 22nd December.

What is ELSA?

The Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) intervention builds the capacity of schools to support the emotional needs of their learners from within their own resources. ELSAs provide a safe space for children and young people to reflect on their social and emotional skills in a 1:1 or small group situation. They deliver short-term purposeful intervention to enable children and young people to learn specific new skills and strategies which support their emotional wellbeing. ELSAs work to specific programme aims that are realistic and can be achieved within a school term. For further information on the ELSA role, please visit www.ELSAnetwork.org 

Details of ELSA training in 2024 and booking information

ELSA training combines five initial training days, followed by half-termly reflective group supervision. 

The ELSA training days will be delivered in person at Kedleston Road Training and Development Centre. The training will run over five days throughout the Spring 2024 term:

  • Day 1 – Monday 15th January; 9:30-15:30                   
  • Day 2 – Monday 29th January; 9:30-15:30                   
  • Day 3 – Monday 26th February; 9:30-15:30
  • Day 4 – Monday 18th March; 9:30-15:30
  • Day 5 – Wednesday 27th March; 9:30-15:30

The cost of the training is £700 and includes the first year of reflective supervision and a key ELSA text.

For more information and to book a place on this training, please email stepsadmin@derby.gov.uk

Please note that a minimum of eight delegates (across the locality) are required for the ELSA training course to run. Should fewer than eight delegates book places on this training, the training costs will be refunded in full.

For more information contact Alice.mcintosh@derby.gov.uk 

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