ELSA and Play Therapy
As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting children's Wellbeing, we have an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant working in our school. This Teaching Assistant has been fully trained in the Oxfordshire Local Authority's ELSA programme and attends regular updates. Children are referred for this support by their teacher and the Headteacher and SENCO manage which children receive this support. Children usually have 6 weekly sessions and these take place in The Cabin. Children usually greatly benefit from ELSA sessions and it can help with ongoing friendship difficulties, self-esteem issues, worries or anxieties.
For children with more complex emotional difficulties the school employs a Play Therapist through a local Oxfordshire company: The PlayWorks. These sessions also take place in The Cabin.