They often found the survey interesting, since the questions were about them and their own experiences. The multiple-choice answers were also quicker and easier for the students to answer. We received a lot of useful information from their responses – such as their feelings about school, their attitudes to the teachers and their preparedness for learning.
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The RAG rating in the PASS reports was particularly helpful for us to identify at-a-glance the students who required further support. It was surprising to see the number of excluded students with green ratings for their attitudes to teachers, as we might have expected their scores to be red. This gave us accurate evidence to demonstrate that their attitudes have improved since being referred to us.
By using the information from the PASS reports to build a bigger picture of our students, we could then put interventions in place to help reconnect them with the learning that they have missed. We used the suggested PASS Interventions to provide strategies for the students to use both inside and outside of the classroom.
PASS has helped our school in a massive way, as we are able to demonstrate to the teaching staff where their students’ attitudes currently sit and identify what we need to do as a team to make their learning experience as positive as possible.
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