Welcome to the SEND page at St Giles Academy
I am Matt Starbuck the SENDCO here at the school and the school works hard to try and ensure all of the provision for all pupils with special educational needs is outstanding across the school.
Below you will find some useful documents to find out all about SEND provision at this school:
Keep looking on this page for updates on how SEN is changing nationally, locally and within our school. Please do not hesitate to share any ideas that you may have, we are always open to ideas and welcome any views parents and pupils wish to share. Look out for key dates or useful information that you may wish to participate in or ask us for more details.
Here is a link to the Local Offer that the Lincolnshire County Council have put together to outline SEN provision across the county.
Additional Support Staff:
Mrs Ewens – Family Support Worker
EMOTIONAL LITERACY SUPPORT ASSISTANTS
At St Giles Academy we understand the importance of a child social and emotional health and the impact it has on their ability to learn. As a result of this the school has identified two key adults in school to help support and develop pupils social and emotional health. The key adults are known around school as our ELSA team.
As ELSA’s we work to try and build up the knowledge and understanding of the children to help them to deal with emotional issues, self-esteem, social and friendship skills and how to deal with their anger.We see the children on a weekly basis either in small groups or individually completing tasks to help the children with their needs.We talk and share our feelings and ideas around the group. Our sessions are fun and include role play, board games, art and crafts and stories.
WHAT IS ELSA ?
ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) is a member of staff who is trained to support children in the development of their emotional literacy.
WHAT IS EMOTIONAL LITERACY ?
– understanding/coping with the feelings about ourselves and others.
– developing high self-esteem and positive interactions with others.
– being emotionally literate helps children focus on their learning.
AREAS ELSA’S MAY WORK ON:
– recognising emotions
– social skills
– friendship skills
– anger management
– loss and bereavement
WHO ARE OUR ELSA’S?
Mrs Daly – Emotional Literacy Support Assistant- Years 4 – 6
WHERE DOES ELSA TAKE PLACE?
All ELSA sessions take place in our newly refurbished ELSA room.