Caring for the health and safety of every pupil is our top priority. We want the young people in our care to be happy so that they will thrive and achieve. In a large school community like ours, some children will face difficulties at school or at home. We have support available to help with every type of problem.
What is ELSA?
ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) 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 met. At Hacton we have two qualified Emotional Literacy Support Assistants: Mrs Caston (EYFS and KS1) and Mrs Marriner (KS2). They plan and deliver programmes of support to pupils experiencing temporary or longer term emotional needs such as social skills, bereavement, anger management, self-esteem and counselling skills such as solution focus and friendship.
This leaflet for parents / carers explains some of the ways that ELSA assistants can help:
If you think that your child might benefit from this kind of help, please contact the school office.
If you or someone you know needs urgent help, please see one of our safeguarding teachers immediately: Mrs Leslie, Miss Hornsby or Mrs Ware.