Mental Health and Well- Being
At Middlefield we re really lucky to have two trained ELSA's. An ELSA in a school is an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant. There is a recognised ELSA training course aimed specifically at Teaching Assistants in schools. Examples of things covered on the course are social skills, emotions, bereavement, social stories and therapeutic stories, anger management, self-esteem, counselling skills such as solution focus and friendship.
The children go to the KS1 or KS2 'Snug' and have their ELSA sessions with Mrs Green and Mrs Needham.