Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) Training 2024

Published: 23 November 2023

ELSA Network

ELSA Network

The Educational Psychology Service is delighted to share the dates of our Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) training for 2024 to build the capacity of schools to support the emotional needs of their learners from within their own resources. 

What is ELSA?

ELSA is an initiative developed and supported by Educational Psychologists (EPs) who apply their professional knowledge of children and young people’s social and emotional development to areas of need often experienced by learners in our schools. ELSAs received ongoing professional supervision from EPs to help maintain high quality in the support and intervention undertaken by ELSAs, thereby helping to ensure safe practice for ELSAs and children and young people alike. 

Course and booking information

The ELSA training course 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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