Learning Coaches and Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA's)

Ysgol Y Deri have five trained  learning coaches and ELSA’s, pupils can receive these sessions in groups or on a one to one basis. Teachers can refer pupils if they deem it necessary.

A learning coach has embarked on qualifications to help pupils aged between 14-19 develop appropriate study skills and inspire young people with confidence and  curiosity to develop interests and achieve in formal & informal education.

The learning coach will help pupils to choose the appropriate pathway and assist in transitions between key stages and further education.

ELSA’s are given intensive training from Educational Psychologists to support a whole range of emotional needs in school.

Ysgol Y Deri recognises that pupils learn better when they are happier and their emotional needs are being met.

ELSA’s ensure that pupils have their individual needs met and provide individual & group support for:

  • Emotional awareness
  • Self esteem
  • Anger
  • Social and friendship skills
  • Loss and bereavement.

They are supported by the Educational Psychology service to deliver the appropriate intervention.

ELSA Information