Testimonials from our ELSAs
What our ELSAs are saying…
I found the ELSA Training really interesting and informative, I have thoroughly enjoyed all of it. I came here not knowing anything and now I feel quite confident in going into my setting and putting everything I have learned into practice. Chantelle and Laura were brilliant, they were really friendly and explained everything clearly.
I would definitely recommend this course to all support assistants! The deeper understanding of how to support a child is invaluable and it has been great to hear about the different models and research behind the strategies that have been shared with us. It has been great to be put in a clearly defined supervision group since the start of the training as this has enabled us to get to know each other well. Laura and Chantelle have been brilliant! They have been incredibly supportive, quick to respond to emails and they have been there for us throughout the whole course.
If you are thinking about doing the ELSA Training course, then go for it! It has been so helpful to understand the psychology behind behaviours and how best to support children. Laura and Chantelle were brilliant, they were friendly, clear and made sure we understood everything.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my ELSA Training, all of it has been really relevant and invaluable. Laura and Chantelle were encouraging and very supportive and I have met a lovely bunch of ladies that I am looking forward to taking part in supervision with.
I really enjoyed understanding the theory behind the support I will be offering as an ELSA, sharing resources and ideas and getting to know my supervision group. Chantelle and Laura went at a good pace, gave practical advice and ideas and allowed plenty of time for discussion. I’m really looking forward to getting started, particularly as I know there will be good ongoing support.
I really enjoyed meeting ELSAs within my local area and sharing ideas and strategies with them. I found the assault cycle particularly interesting as is has changed my thinking around working with students with anger outbursts and will enable me to use the new approaches and implement them within the school. Laura and Chantelle were both extremely approachable, helpful and knowledgeable.
The ELSA Training is an in-depth course that will allow vulnerable students to voice their feelings and hidden concerns. Great tools are given to support and implement ELSA interventions; if your school’s ethos is emotionally literate then the training is a must!
The ELSA Training provides a great foundation from which your skills can grow! The practical applications of theories were particularly helpful, and it was great to hear ideas being shared that I can take back and use immediately. Chantelle and Laura were incredibly approachable, knowledgeable and interesting.
I really enjoyed the ELSA Training course and meeting everyone. The training has been hugely beneficial in understanding how to support our children’s emotional wellbeing and I now feel confident in helping and supporting the children in our school. Laura and Chantelle were excellent, very friendly, approachable and helpful.
The ELSA Training has been a very positive experience. Laura and Chantelle are inspiring, and I have really enjoyed working with the other ladies who will be in my supervision group.
I have really enjoyed learning about the psychological theories behind the approaches, meeting the other ELSAs and exchanging experiences. Chantelle and Laura were very knowledgeable and helpful and provided us with lots of helpful information and anecdotes.
I really enjoyed all five days of the ELSA Training. Each day has been full of useful information and resources and Laura and Chantelle were very kind and professional.
The ELSA Training was very interesting and informative, and I enjoyed sharing information and good practice.