In Lambeth, the title of ELSA is only recognised to legitimately apply to:
Those who have undertaken the designated 6 day certificate training with Lambeth Educational Psychology Service (or another accredited service)
Those who are signed up to Lambeth’s ELSA register.
Those who are in receipt of ongoing supervision, facilitated by an Educational Psychologist (this occurs once per half term for 2 hours, usually delivered in small groups of up to 8 ELSAs)
ELSAs are working with some of the most vulnerable children and young people in our schools. It is essential that they continue to receive specialised professional support to ensure safe and effective practice. CHANGES TO OUR 2020 OFFER: Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak and school closures, we will be resuming supervision from the autumn term 2020. Therefore, the offer for 2020 includes:
Registration to Lambeth’s ELSA register.
4 Group Supervision sessions across the year, lasting 2 hours per half term.
Opportunities for CPD during the Group Supervision sessions (including a ‘refresher’ on supporting loss and bereavement)
We anticipate that the first supervision session of the year (in the autumn term) will be delivered remotely, via video call to ensure the safety of all attending. Following this, supervision groups will discuss and agree jointly how future sessions will be delivered, (please note, this is subject to government guidance).
What Are The Benefits of Registering?
Access to appropriate supervision by an educational psychologist
Casework support through the application of psychological perspectives
Sharing useful resources
Opportunities for peer support: to share practice, experiences and problem solve with other ELSAs
The cost for all the above is £70 per ELSA for the above special offer package for 2020. (A 20% discount on the above will be applied where there is more than one ELSA per school) Booking can be made via: http://lambethschoolspartnership.uk/ For any further questions please contact ELSA@lambeth.gov.uk
Sue Franklin Head of Educational Psychology & Pupil Support Services Lambeth Educational Psychology Service Education & Learning Lambeth Children’s Services London Borough of Lambeth M : 07887 508414 T : 020 7926 9769 E : SFranklin@lambeth.gov.uk