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If your child is starting school in September 2021 please take the time to explore our website. Our Headteacher would be delighted to chat to you and answer any questions.


Supporting children's Special Education Needs and Disabilities as well as their mental health is very important to us here at Selborne.


The SEN policy and SEND Information Report for Selborne CofE Primary School can be found on our policies page of the school website.  These two documents together outline how we support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.  


The Gifted and Talented Policy can also be found on the policies page of the website.  This outlines how we support, nurture and challenge children who are gifted or talented in one subject or across the curriculum.


Children's needs are also supported through ELSA - Emotional Literacy Support.  Our ELSA at Selborne is Mrs Emma Stalley.


What is an ELSA?


ELSAs are emotional literacy support assistants. They are trained staff to support the emotional development of children and young people in school.

ELSAs help children learn to understand their emotions their feelings of themselves and others.

They support the development of high self-esteem and positive interactions with others, thus helping children focus better on their learning.


Some of the areas the ELSA may work on are:

recognising emotions                self esteem

friendship skills                         social skills

anger management                   loss and bereavement


We are also supported by a wide range of outside agencies that can provide us specialist advice and provision if necessary.


YoungMinds - children and young people's mental health charity

Parent information and guidance.

CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Support)

Parenting support and guidance.


Please feel welcome to contact your class teacher or the ELSA if you have any questions.

Full ELSA policy can be found on our policy page.