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Memories of my school

July 4, 2019
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Memories of my school This week #elsafreefriday brings you a template for making a school house. The ‘Memories of your school’ resource can be printed on A3 or A4 depending how big you want it to be. It comes with some little cards for collecting messages and autographs. The school house can be used for […]

Three Houses Tool

June 27, 2019
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Three Houses Tool The ‘Three Houses’ technique was created by Nicki Weld and Maggie Greening in New Zealand. It is a simple and effective way of discussing strengths, risks and hopes. Although it is used by social workers as a child protection tool it is also very effective for communicating with the child in an ELSA setting.  […]

Transition Certificate

June 20, 2019
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Transition certificate There are two certificates, one in PDF format where you simply stick a photo of the child into the ‘0’ of 2019 and a PowerPoint version that is editable. You must open in PowerPoint to enable you to edit. It probably won’t work properly on an IPAD or Mac using Keynote. These are […]

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 […]

Affirmation cards

August 4, 2018
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Affirmation cards The word affirm means to ‘state something that is true’. Affirmation cards have simple  but positive messages that help to develop a child’s sense of self. When used regularly it is hoped that the children will absorb the positive message and become more positive in their outlook in life. They will really begin […]

Pupil Observation Record

June 22, 2018
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Pupil Observation Record This sheet was created for a Facebook group member. She wanted something to help observe many areas for a child she worked with. I came up with this. Download: observation record Some more resources you will LOVE! Click the pictures to take you there  

New ELSA Assessments 2017

July 10, 2017
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ELSA Assessments   ***Please see the BRAND NEW EXCEL VERSION Back to these paper assessments A few people were asking about having a section for anxiety so I decided to revamp the whole ELSA assessments and split it into sections. You can use all of it but also you could only use the bits that […]

Pupil Feedback Form – ELSA Sessions

April 26, 2017
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Pupil Feedback Form This form can be used pre and post intervention and will give you a bit more evidence should you need it on pupil progress. Like many resources I have created in the past it was an ELSA who contacted me and asked if this was something I provided. Through discussion in the […]

ELSA Poster

October 11, 2016
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Just a little poster to put up in your ELSA Area. Download: elsa-sign

ELSA Room signs

September 27, 2016
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Just a couple of signs for your ELSA Area which might be useful. Here is a confidentiality sign: Download: confidentiality-sign ELSA Door sign Download: door sign ELSA Room Sign Download: elsa-room Download: elsa-room-2