What is a Mediating Learning Support Assistant (MeLSA), Bristol schools with a MeLSA, how to find out more.
What is a Mediating Learning Support Assistant (MeLSA)
A Mediating Learning Support Assistant (MeLSA) is a trained, school-based learning support assistant. Their role is to support pupils’ learning. They’re trained by a team of educational psychologists and get ongoing group supervision.
MeLSAs are trained in how to help a child or young person become an independent learner. MeLSAs learn mediating learning skills to help them work with children and young people.
Who MeLSAs work with
MeLSAs may work:
- individually with a child or young person on a specific learning skill
- in small groups where children or young people share a similar learning need, or where the input of one child or young person may help the others
- with most of the class, giving the teacher time to work with children or young people who need more help
MeLSAs have 6 days of initial training which covers:
- thinking about thinking
The training is practical and interactive.
Schools with a MeLSA
Bristol schools with a MeLSA include:
- Brunel Academy
- Cathedral Primary
- Chester Park Infants
- Chester Park Juniors
- Fair Furlong Primary
- Fairfield High
- Oasis Brislington
Find out more
- Watch a video about MeLSAs Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poFfKiHBj2A (opens new window)
- View a video series blog about mediated learning
For more information:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone 0117 922 2444