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Emotional Support and Play Therapy

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting children's Wellbeing, we have an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) working in our school. This specially trained Teaching Assistant is part of Oxfordshire Local Authority's ELSA programme and attends regular updates. Children are referred for this support by their teacher. The Headteacher and Special Educational Needs Coordinator manage which children receive this support. Children usually have 6 weekly sessions and these take place in The Cabin. Children usually greatly benefit from these sessions. ELSA support 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.