Do you know a child like Alex?
Alex is only 7 years old, but he is presenting challenging behaviour and struggling to progress in his learning. And, although you know Alex has the potential to achieve, identifying the underlying cause is proving difficult.
Behind the mask
Alex is a real pupil at Gabalfa Primary School in Cardiff (we have just changed his name). After taking PASS, our Pupil Attitudes to Self and School assessment, it turned out that he was even tougher on himself than his teachers were. He believed he was a failure.
Yet our Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) also revealed that Alex could be a high achiever. He was a little boy who felt he was a loser when all along he had the potential to win.