Emotional Literacy

What is Emotional Literacy?

  • Understanding and coping with the feelings of ourselves and others
  • Developing high self-esteem and positive interactions with others
  • Being emotionally literate helps children to focus more effectively on their learning

 Some of the areas we work on with the pupils are:

  • Recognising emotions
  • Developing self-esteem
  • Improving social skills
  • Gaining friendship skills
  • Support with anger management
  • Support with loss and bereavement
  • General day to day management of their time at school

 This is normally delivered in weekly 20-30 minute sessions (following a referral) with the pupil or a daily check-in to make sure they are on task for the day.

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)

Encouraging pupils to talk and have their voice heard is the key role of an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant. An ELSA is a member of staff who has been trained to support children in the development of their emotional literacy.

Carew Academy has five ELSAs at present: Mr Jon Davey, Mrs Jayne Cooper, Mr Courtney Hewitt, Miss Sarah Cragg, Mrs Miriam Carter and Miss Sheriese Lowe

Sessions are always tailored to the individual child’s needs which can include:

  • Role play
  • Puppets
  • Board games
  • Time to talk

 As ELSAs we aim to help the children and young people to understand their emotions and respect the feelings of those around them. We provide the time and space for pupils to think about their personal circumstances and how they manage them.

Referrals can be made through annual reviews, SLT and Tutors.

Carew is an amazing school for our son, he now shines academically and his social skills are outstanding since being part of Carew.  Most of all they understand his needs and support him daily.

Parent Feedback

 

Latest News

Merit Reward Trip

Four wonderful students from Colombo went on their Merit Reward Trip to Bockett’s Farm. The bumpy tractor ride around the farm was a brilliant way to see and learn about some of the animals including Alpacas, Shetland Pony’s, Sheep, Cows …

Read more

Happy Windrush Day

Windrush Day marks the arrival of Caribbean immigrants to the shores of Britain on 22 June each year – the day HMT Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in 1948. Carew Staff were treated by the EDI group with snacks …

Read more

Tennis Festival

On Friday 17th of June, nine of our lower school students attended the ‘Sutton Schools Lower School Tennis Festival’ at Cheam LTC. The students participated in a variety of fun tennis activities and had the chance to compete against other …

Read more

Victorian Day

The Carew Academy Victorian Day was held on Friday 10th June.  Staff and pupils dressed up as Victorians – a wide variety of chimney sweeps, orphans, Victorian teachers and maids.  Some classes were able to take part in workshops where …

Read more