Surrey

Sue Peters and Laura Grahamslaw (Educational Psychologists, EPs) piloted the ELSA training in the South East (SE) area of Surrey during the academic year 2011-2012 as part of their Lead Specialisms and work within Surrey’s School Improvement Group (SIG).

Sue Peters worked for Hampshire Educational Psychology Service for 6 years and was part of the team training ELSAs and running supervision groups.

Laura Grahamslaw previously worked for Northumberland Psychological Services where she was a member of the ELSA Innovative Team. She evaluated the ELSA project at doctorate level. It was found to be an evidence informed project and it had a positive impact on support assistants’ self efficacy beliefs for working with children and subsequently children’s emotional wellbeing (see ‘Northumberland’ in ‘ELSAs Around The UK’ for further details of the research). Laura also facilitated a number of supervision groups.

Due to their prior interest and involvement in ELSA work, Sue and Laura were very keen and motivated to set up ELSA training in Surrey. During the academic year 2011-2012, they piloted the ELSA project in the SE area of Surrey and trained their first cohort of 31 ELSAs. The pilot was a huge success and extremely well evaluated. Consequently, during the academic year 2012-2013, Laura and Sue trained a second cohort of ELSAs in the SE area of Surrey and they also rolled out the training to the South West area, training 2 further EPs to deliver the ELSA training in the process. Surrey now has 82 trained ELSAs working across 71 schools (infant, junior, primary, secondary and specialist provisions).

Due to the overwhelming success of the ELSA project in Surrey it has now become part of the ‘Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing’ Lead Specialism and 2 full time equivalent EPs will be delivering the ELSA training in each of the 4 quadrant areas of Surrey. The EPs for the academic years 2013 – 2015 are as follows:

South East Area (Reigate and Banstead, Tandridge and Mole Valley)

 

Sue Peters ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Lisa Henson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Sharon Johnston ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

North East Area (Epsom and Ewell, Elmbridge and Spelthorne)

 

Rosie Lee ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

North West Area (Runnymede, Woking and Surrey Heath)

Hannah Guiver ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Sue Thompson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

South West Area (Guildford and Waverley)

 

Felicity Record ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

 

Helen Rendle ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )