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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.


Summer 2018


Hi everyone,

Wow where did that year go! You should all be very proud of your achievements this year, and there have been many, you have worked hard and really deserve this summer break. laugh


Summer holidays are a time not only to have fun with family and friends but to reflect on all that we have achieved this year and to look forward to what’s to come next term. For some of you it can be a nervous time and change can be scary, but that’s ok. When I spent time with you all on transition day there were lots of big smiles and even more laughter so I know you will all be fine. Remember I’m here to support you if needed.


For those that want to, I have set a summer mindfulness challenge. The challenge is to do as many of the activities as possible and when you have completed one tick it off on the sheet, if you can take a photo I would love to see these too. If you bring it back to me at the start of term I have certificates for those that complete them.


Make the most of the summer break and smile lots, I look forward to hearing all about it when you get back at the start of your new school year.

Summer Challenge