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Emotional Literacy Support Assistant = ELSA = Miss Woodley


Welcome to the ELSA page


Hi Everyone,


Who am I?


You may have seen me as the familiar face on the school gate in the morning.  My name is Miss Woodley, I am the Uplands Primary School ELSA = Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.


My aim is to support families and encourage all children to enjoy school and feel happy and secure.

I am available to provide support for children, parents and carers. I work in partnership with parents/carers, schools and other agencies to support families, aiming to resolve current issues and prevent future difficulties.


I can help:

  • Children who are experiencing difficult times or are withdrawn or anxious
  • Children who are having friendship worries
  • Support children through transition
  • Parents/carers experiencing difficulties with their child’s behaviour
  • Families who are experiencing change, such as parental separation or bereavement
  • Parents/carers whose children are reluctant to attend school
  • Parents/carers who need support on a wide range of issues or difficulties impacting on their family life, e.g. illness, domestic violence, disability.

I can provide:

  • 1:1 support and advice
  • Therapeutic sessions with children and families
  • Signposting to other sources of help, advice and support.
  • A cup of tea and a listening ear.
  • Provide information on support groups for parents/carers.

When am I available?

I am outside near the school gates most mornings. I work in school each day and I am often available between 8.30am and 9.45am or 2.45pm and 3.30pm.

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