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ELSA Information

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant = ELSA = Miss Woodley


You may of heard the name Miss Woodley from your children, and not realised who she is and what her role in school is. Miss Woodley took over the sterling work from Mrs Mitchell in February last year.


Miss Woodley is our ELSA, and her role is to support children with various needs such as:


  • Friendship difficulties
  • Bereavements
  • Self-esteem
  • Behaviour
  • Bullying
  • Emotions


Children can work with her either individually or in small groups depending on the issues being discussed. It is tailored to the individual needs of the child.

Children can be referred by their teacher or they can seek her out and ask for help/support should the feel the need, and they know her door is always open.

If parents feel that their child needs support and it has not been offered, Miss Woodley is on the school gate every morning or she can be contacted through the school office.


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