Do you know a pupil like Daniel?
Daniel was a quiet pupil, well behaved, shy, seemingly set for GCSE success. Except he wasn’t: Daniel was heading toward a negative spiral – but the only person who knew that was Daniel.
Behind the mask
Daniel is a real pupil from Shevington High School in Wigan (we have just changed his name). Fortunately, he took PASS, our Pupil Attitudes to Self and School assessment, in Year 10. It showed that this shy, uncomplaining pupil was crippled with low self-esteem and had no belief in his own ability. But it also allowed his teachers to give him the support he needed in order to be confident and succeed.