Wessex Learning Trust Advisor Hayley Durrant Shines at Somerset ELSA Conference 2023

November 13, 2023

In a remarkable achievement, last month, Hayley Durrant, Parent and Family Support Advisor at Wessex Learning Trust, took the stage at the Somerset ELSA Conference 2023. The annual event caters to Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) in Somerset, providing a platform for professional development and networking.

There were many fascinating presentations throughout the day, including the esteemed Dr. Sue Roffey, a nationally renowned speaker and author, who delved into the crucial topic of wellbeing in schools. Hayley’s presentation, however, focused on the pivotal theme of building trusted relationships with students, parents, and staff, a fundamental aspect of her role as a support advisor.

Among the diverse array of subjects covered at the conference, Hayley’s insights into fostering trust resonated profoundly. She offered practical tips and advice, including engaging activities aimed at nurturing relationships within educational settings. The conference attendees gained valuable knowledge and skills to enhance their roles as ELSAs.

Expressing her enthusiasm about presenting at the conference, Hayley Durrant remarked, “Being part of the Somerset ELSA Conference 2023 was such an honour and an incredible opportunity to share my experiences and strategies. Building trust is at the core of what we do, and I am delighted to contribute to the professional growth of fellow ELSAs.”

The presence of Hayley alongside Dr. Sue Roffey highlighted the significance of her contributions to the field, making Wessex Learning Trust proud and emphasising the dedication to advancing educational practices within the community.