Using PASS to tackle issues

Using Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) to tackle specific issues within your school

As a teacher:

  • Would you like to understand the root causes of why a pupil is disengaging?
  • Are your pupils struggling with the study skills they need to access the curriculum? 
  • Is low learner self-worth crippling your pupils ability to participate?
  • Would it help you to find a solution if you knew why certain pupils always misbehaved in class?
  • Are you aware that pupils attitudes can affect their path to higher attainment, and would you like an insight into this?
  • Would you like to be able to predict accurately which pupils are most likely to stop attending school?

If you answered a resounding ‘yes’ to these questions, you’ll understand some of the reasons why standardised attitudinal measures have been gaining popularity in schools up and down the country for some time.

“PASS provides us with an excellent way of understanding feelings and concerns students may have, as well as identifying students for targeted interventions. It allows us to identify the root causes of why quiet students may be lacking confidence in their learning ability and it highlights students who may be at risk of disengaging. It is a very affirming exercise for our school self-evaluation when the vast majority of responses about school are so positive. It’s great to see how much they like school and feel supported by us.”
Esther Doyle, Guidance Counsellor, Presentation Secondary School, Waterford City, Ireland

With available resources diminishing, the pressure remains to narrow the attainment gap and raise standards for all. Teachers and practitioners, more than ever, need robust evidence to empower decision-making and to prioritise and target support effectively. PASSprovides the perfect tool and can be used to tackle a range of specific issues pertinent to your school. Please click on the links below to discover how the standardised attitudinal survey can help with raising attainment, behaviour, attendance, wellbeing and citizenship.