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Nurture At Runcorn All Saints CE Primary


What is Emotional literacy?

  • Understanding and coping with the feelings about themselves and others.
  • Developing high self esteem and positive interactions with others.
  • Being emotionally literate helps children focus better on their learning.

Some of the Areas the ELSA might work on:

  • Recognising emotions
  • Self esteem
  • Social skills
  • Friendships
  • Anger management

How does ELSA work?

  • A regular slot once a week for 30 minutes
  • Individual or small group sessions
  • Sessions are fun and might include games, craft and stories
  • The include talk time

As Parent/Carer/Guardian, how can you help?

  • By information your class teacher if there are any issues that may be affecting your child
  • Please feel free to contact your class teacher or ELSA

At Runcorn All Saints CE Primary School, within the context of the Christian faith, we ensure that the development of every member of our school community is nurtured, thus enabling all to flourish and to live life in all it’s fullness (John 10:10).

ELSA Support

An ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) is a member of staff who is trained to support children in the development of their Emotional literacy.  The ELSA’s at Runcorn All Saints’s are Mrs McCarthy and Mrs Macpherson.  They work across the school so know all our children.  Mrs Macpherson delivers ELSA sessions in the afternoons in her Nurture Room, a room which is a dedicated calm, safe and supporting environment for the children.

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Bespoke Nurture Curriculum

Some pupils find it very difficult to access the full school offer all day every day.  In order to support their eduction in mainstream school, some pupils recieve a bespoke nurture curriculum that supports and enhances their core offer. This looks very different for each pupil that accesses it but for all pupils the benefits to their mental health and well-being and academic attainment and progress is huge.

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