At The Beacon, we use a short-term intervention called ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) which can be run with a variety of pupils to support with:

  • Loss and bereavement
  • Emotional Literacy
  • Self-esteem
  • Social Skills
  • Friendship issues
  • Relationships
  • Managing strong feelings
  • Anxiety and worries
  • Bullying
  • Conflict
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Growth Mindset
  • Social and therapeutic stories
  • Problem solving

The intervention has a clear and focused aim that is usually half a term to a term in length. It can be run on a 1:1 basis or as a small group.

Currently in The Beacon SEMH Base, we have two trained ELSA teaching assistants and the Assistant Head of the Beacon Base is also an ELSA trained practitioner.

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