"I am Karen Cooke, Assistant SENco at Glyn and I oversee the ELSA interventions in the SEND department. Mrs Wiles, HLTA, Mrs Johnson Learning Support Assistant, and I are ELSA trained. ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) helps students with anxiety difficulties, anger regulation, and friendship issues. The ELSA interventions are designed to help students recognise, understand and manage their emotions to increase success and flourish in school and beyond.
ELSA interventions can be in small groups or 1:1, they are offered on a weekly basis. Referrals are made by Heads of House or the student’s Form Tutor.
ELSA is a shorter intervention in comparison to counselling ; and lasts weeks rather than in the longer term."
Based on established neuroscience, attachment theory and child development, the Thrive Approach® provides training and an online profiling and action-planning tool to equip adults with the knowledge, insights and resources needed to develop the relationships that help children and young people to flourish and learn.
Referrals are made via the student's Form Tutor, Head of House or Head of Year, and students can also self refer via the SHARP System Report, whichever feels most comfortable.