ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)


 Term time only (39 weeks)

12.5 hours      Mon – Fri  12.30pm – 3.00pm


As an ELSA in our school, you will have a passion about every child’s wellbeing and believe in enabling an inclusive environment for the benefit of all children.  Joining our friendly and supportive team, we need flexible, reliable and enthusiastic colleagues to support children with their social, emotional and behavioural needs alongside their wellbeing.

You will work as part of a team to provide personal and learning support to individual or groups of pupils to help them develop their emotions, respect the feelings of others and understand the world around them.   You will be a caring and reflective individual who has experience of working with children and families.

With a flexible, reliable and enthusiastic approach, you will be committed to developing effective working relationships with children, parents, staff and other professionals, to enable the very best support for children’s learning and development, whilst promoting excellent behaviour and high standards.

All academies within the Trust have a unique identity, but a shared belief in creating a positive and enriching environment, where staff feel valued. The school became part of the University of Chichester Multi-Academy Trust in September 2016, working with other like-minded schools to provide an exceptional education experience for its pupils.  

For full details and an application form, please visit the school website at www.courtlane-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk. Completed application forms should be sent to inbox@courtlane-inf.portsmouth.sch.uk 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.