In June 2010, the second cohort of 50 ELSAs in Bridgend County Borough Council completed their 5 days of training. The ELSAs plan and deliver individual and small group support programmes, following training by the Educational Psychology Service.Bridgend schools now have 90 ELSAs trained and they are working with pupils in the Foundation Phase through to Year 13. The ELSAs receive supervision from the EPS in groups and are also supported in schools by their link EP. In November 2010, the first cohort of 40 ELSAs will receive their practising certificates after completing the initial training and one year of supervision.
Team photo shows, left-to-right: Andrea Williams, Lorraine Silver, Kathryn Morgan (ELSA Co-ordinators, Bridgend Educational Psychology Service)