Do you know what a KIPP or ELSA is?How can these support your child?

The Knowledge Improvement Personal Plan, (KIPP), is central to improving educational outcomes for children with individual needs at The Kibworth School.   It is how the views of the school, parent/carer, other relevant professionals, and the child or young person are gathered.  It considers what is going well and what is going less well, identifies the needs the plan should try to meet and how they will be met through the use of supported SMART targets.

There will always be children and young people in schools facing life challenges that detract from their ability to engage with learning. Some will require greater support to increase their emotional literacy than others. ELSA is an initiative developed and supported by educational psychologists. It recognises that children learn better and are happier in school if their emotional needs are also addressed.

We are lucky enough to have a qualified Emotional Literacy Support Assistants at The Kibworth School. This member of staff has been trained by Educational Psychologists to plan and deliver programmes of support to pupils who are experiencing temporary or longer term additional emotional needs. The majority of ELSA work is delivered on an individual basis, but sometimes small group work is more appropriate, especially in the areas of social and friendship skills. ELSA sessions take place in our very own ‘SEND support base’ which provides a calm, safe space for the child to feel supported and nurtured.

If you have any questions please contact Mrs Joanne Wright or email jwright@thekibworthschool.org, or contact the Headteacher as SENCO.

In ELSA & SEAL ( Social Emotional Aspects of Learning), we aim to provide support for a wide range of emotional needs:

  • Recognising emotions
  • Self-esteem
  • Social skills
  • Friendship skills
  • Anger management
  • Loss and bereavement

To help you understand further the process, systems and structures at our school we have attached some examples:

Emotional Literacy Support Plan (ELSA) example KIPP Plan Page overview