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Northmead Junior School

Northmead Junior School

ELSA and Play Therapy

In the current national climate around children's mental health, policy makers emphasise schools' responsibilities towards pupil well being. At Northmead we take this responsibility extremely seriously.

In addition to the work done by the ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant), Home School Link Worker and two external Art Therapists, we now offer in house Play and Creative Arts Therapy. This service is delivered by our specialist teacher, who is also a Play Therapy UK (PTUK) certified therapist and who is professionally supervised, insured and works within the PTUK Ethical Framework.

PTUK based Plat Therapy is recognised by the Department of Education as an evidence based intervention. For further information please see: Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools (DFE-00327, 2018).