At Sissinghurst we have Mrs Evans who is our ELSA trained teaching assistant. She is available to help children throughout the school day. An ELSA in a school is an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant. Mrs Evans has completed the recognised ELSA training course aimed specifically at Teaching Assistants in schools. Examples of things covered by Mrs Evans are workshops on: social skills, emotions, bereavement, social stories and therapeutic stories, anger management, self-esteem, counselling skills such as solution focus and friendship.