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Tier 2

Some children will require greater support to increase their emotional understanding of themselves and others​ than their peers. Our Tier 2 support is individual or small group support which matches children's particular needs.


ELSA is an initiative developed and supported by educational psychologists. It recognises that children learn better and are happier in school if their emotional needs are also addressed.

The Emotional Literacy Support Assistant at Woodlea Primary school has been trained by Educational Psychologists to plan and deliver programmes of support for pupils who are experiencing temporary or longer term additional emotional needs. The majority of ELSA work is delivered on an individual basis, but sometimes small group work is more appropriate, especially in the areas of social and friendship skills. Sessions are fun, we use a range of activities such as: games, role-play, arts and craft and mindfulness meditation.