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ELSA Practitioner - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Rivermead Inclusive Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F80-14-S
  • Posted:27/09/2023
  • Pay:£21968
  • Start Date:6th November 2023
  • App Close Date:13/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Main Duties and Responsibilities-

  • The ELSA will be expected to work with individual children or in groups of children who are experiencing difficulties with emotional literacy or other aspects of school or home life as identified by the class teacher or any other significant adult.
  • To develop knowledge of a range of learning and behavioural support needs and to plan, devise and implement appropriate programmes to help develop children’s emotional literacy skills and emotional well-being.
  • To implement and review intervention programmes/targets designed by Educational Psychologist, teachers and/or other professionals as required.
  • To create, develop and produce resources for use with intervention programmes, as appropriate, and may include social skills, emotional skills, friendship, bereavement and anger management groups
  • To liaise, and maintain good working relationships with other staff, parents, outside agencies etc. required.
  • To liaise with the class teacher and SENCO in the identification and targeting of children with emotional and behavioural problems.
  • To lead TA training where necessary.


Applicants must have – .

  • Completed a recognised ELSA training course
  • Previous experience of paid employment in early years, primary school and/or community related work is essential

Information about the federation

The Academy of Woodlands, part of Rivermead Inclusive Trust, really is a special place to be! We are a big school with a small school ethos. We value the importance of building relationships with everybody within our community and strive to provide opportunities for all. Our last Ofsted report, in December 2019 where we achieved “Good” in every category, commented “Pupils at Woodlands Primary School feel safe, valued and well cared for. They told me that, ‘This school is like a big family, where everyone gets on well with each other.’ This is because all leaders put pupils at the heart of every decision that they make.”

“All staff in the school feel well supported and are proud to work at Woodlands Primary School.”

Rivermead Inclusive Trust strives to be diverse and inclusive and a place where we can ALL be ourselves. We welcome applications from all diverse and ethnic groups

If you require access arrangements to complete an application form, please contact Rivermead Inclusive Trust who will cater to your needs i.e., large print, coloured forms and an audio version. If for any reason you have difficulty completing an application form, please again contact the Rivermead Inclusive Trust who will support.

Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Criminal Record Bureau Disclosure and Health Declaration.

The Academy of Woodlands is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults.

Job Contact Information

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  • Address:Long Catlis Road,
    ME8 9TX
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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.