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Wellbeing week

June 8, 2019
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Wellbeing week Many schools are having ‘wellbeing weeks’ where there is a focus on wellbeing. I was delighted when one of our members sent in some photos of what she did as an ELSA with full classes. For years 1 and 2 she used the Happy Hannah powerpoint and children were asked to create their […]

Amazon ELSA Page

May 26, 2019
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Amazon ELSA Page I was excited when Amazon asked us to apply to run our own page on there. It means we can show items we feel might be beneficial to an ELSA. We do get a tiny bit of commission for anything anyone buys through our links. The best thing is that it doesn’t […]

Visual Timetables

May 21, 2019
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Visual Timetables There are a lot of resources out there with images that aren’t always terribly clear and are very general. I firmly believe in creating visual timetables that are focused on the child you are working with. The best way, I believe, is to take your own photos. Let the child help you. Go […]

Chatterbox

May 12, 2019
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Chatterbox One of our lovely members in the ELSA Group has created a Chatterbox. This is basically a decorated box where she puts lots of questions. The chatterbox can come out at any time and children choose a question to talk about. I thought this was such a lovely idea. She says ‘I do a […]

ELSA Health and Wellbeing Group – Kindness challenge

March 29, 2019
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You have been ELSA-ED! This idea has been inspired by all your ‘mugs of kindness’ posted recently in the group. This resource is for you to reflect on all the beautiful words out there that will hopefully give you some inspiration. Of course they can be used to work with children. Some of them would […]

World book day – ELSA Ideas

March 7, 2019
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World book day – ELSA Ideas A post in one of my groups inspired me to put this list together for today. If you have children for ELSA and want to combine it with book day then have a look through the list. Download: World book day ideas

Lapbook Template for Personalised stories

February 24, 2019
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Lapbook template for personalised stories My personalised stories are quite popular and I thought I would make a pack so you could make lapbooks of your stories. This has several purposes: It keeps everything together so can be moved from your session to class and even to home It really personalises the experience by the […]

Always try your best

February 19, 2019
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‘Always try your best Deb!’ As I rolled backwards one more time I was ready to give up! ‘I can’t do a hill start Dad!’ I cried! ‘I give up!’ ‘Aww Deb, course you can! Give it another go. Hold onto that clutch and let it out slowly’. He explained. Again, I rolled backwards! ‘Come […]

ELSA Resources for your SEN Toolkit

February 8, 2019
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ELSA Resources for your SEN Toolkit There are so many resources on the website that are useful for SENDCOs, Teachers and other professionals working with children. Put them in your SEN Toolkit. Check out just a small fraction of the resources offered for free on the website. A set of emotion fans is an absolute […]

Education Mental Health Practitioner EMHP

October 28, 2018
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Education Mental Health Practitioner EMHP Someone posted a link to this initiative this morning in one of the Facebook groups. At last the government are doing something to address the issues around child mental health. It looks like a great start. Anyone know anymore information about this Educational Mental Health Practitioner EMHP course/job? Please do […]