New ELSA Assessments 2017 - ELSA Support

New ELSA Assessments 2017




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 you deem to be relevant. I haven’t posted images of all of them but you can download the zipped pack from here: ELSA ASSESSMENT 2017**Please note this needs opening on a computer or laptop.

There is also a data sheet and a pupil assessment in the pack. I am always open to comments so please do email me if you think something should be added/taken out etc.

A person or persons who know the child the best should fill in these forms, NOT the ELSA, unless of course you know them better than anyone else and perhaps work in class with them. It is really important to speak to parents too because sometimes behaviours from home may be interfering with the child at school or there maybe some background information that needs adding to the forms. This may inform your planning. I have added 3 targets to the bottom of each sheet. This will help you decide on what you are going to do with them. You can’t tackle everything at once so do it in stages. Remember there are loads of resources on this website both free and paid (very low cost) which can help you to focus on what the child needs support with.

For example if a child is struggling with growth mindset and behaviour for learning then have a look at the MINDSET PLANNING. If a child is struggling with friendships then look at the FRIENDSHIP PLANNING. If a child has self-esteem problems then try the SELF-ESTEEM LAPBOOK or if they have problems with anxiety then try the WORRIES AND FEARS LAPBOOK or the ANXIETY INTERVENTION. Emotional awareness can be worked on with many resources on the website. Some examples are MINDMONSTERS or EMOTIONS EARLY YEARS. A child with anger issues could be taught one to one with the ANGER LAPBOOK. Please do look around the site there are literally hundreds of resources that might be helpful.

In the pack:



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  • Victoria Seymour says:

    Hi Debbie, I download the excel pack a year ago and now I can finally use it!
    I have found it is password protected. Any Idea how I can get past this point?
    Many thanks,

    • No it isn’t password protected for using as we have mentioned in the package. Please read the instructions at the beginning of the workbook. The actual workbook is protected due to all the formulas etc. You do not need access to that at all to use the resource. If you need further help it is always best to contact me through the contact form. Thank you 🙂

  • Trudi says:


    Will these assessments work for early years? I’m thinking the 4-5 year olds.

    Thank you

  • Debbie Jones says:

    Hi Debbie, I have this resource and find it very useful, I have misplaced my Pre/Post assessment sheets for Social Skills and Self-esteem. Would I have to pay for the whole pack to get new copies of these?


    • Hi Debbie, Do you mean for the paper copies? If so, just download them again. The link is in this post.
      I don’t think you can lose the EXCEL sheets because they are all together in one workbook.

  • Penny says:

    Can I just ask whether you would give all of these forms to the teacher? It seems like a lot to fill out and I’m not sure if my teachers would be too happy with me if I gave them all of these.

    I really like how it is broken down though, so it would be useful.


    • Yes give them all to the teacher and let them decide which ones to fill in. They can do them all or just an area they are concerned about. The excel version is probably better and less time consuming.

  • zoe says:

    Hi just a quick question can i get the pupils to do the same assessment as the teachers to compare?


    • Hi Zoe,
      You can use them in any way you choose really. There is a pupil version that is more child friendly to be honest and that might give you the information you need. That said, you could try putting the questions into ‘child speak’ to ensure understanding.

  • Beth Marshall says:

    I love this site….
    Thank you so very much


  • Julie Hampshire says:

    Dear Debbie. Am making use of your brill assessment sheets with a few to using the excel version. Just a query about why there is a total column at the end.The teachers have just ticked the column either 1 to 5. Have I missed something?
    Kind Regards
    Julie H

    • Hi Julie, I assume you are talking about the paper assessments not the EXCEL version. The total is at the end of the column so that you can easily add up the score for each section. It just helps to give you that total score or grand total.

  • Kirsty McDermott says:

    Very useful resources, gives great support in my ELSA role. Thank you

  • Claire Taylor says:

    Would you be able to send a pack to me even if we are not ELSA registered?

  • Chris Barnes says:

    A massive help.
    thank you Debbie

  • Nikki Giles says:

    Thank you this is exactly what I was looking for!

  • Maryanne Klim says:

    Thank you Debbie for the resource. I find the assessment of ELSA children the hardest part of the job, but this will help a lot.

  • Julie Grainger says:

    Great resources once again, thank you

  • Lynn Ross says:

    Great resource, thanks so much!

  • Zoe says:

    These are amazing, thank you so much for doing all the work. They are so clear and concise.

  • Nicola de Vine says:

    Dear Debbie
    These are just brilliant. My ELSA’s and I use so many of your resources, this site is a godsend. Just concerned as I didn’t seem to be asked for payment for the assessment sheets.
    Kind regards and thanks

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