This is an A3 tool designed to promote pupils’ confidence and resilience, their skills of organisation and presentation, and their attitude to their learning – all through improved understanding of themselves.
Arrange a one-on-one meeting with your target pupil. Equip them with a highlighter and invite them to decorate the passport, discussing questions as you go.
Ask your pupil to circle one question per section – the need they say they would most like to work on – and ask them to transfer it to each of the four ‘What is my need in …’ sections on the second page. One question at a time, discuss in detail the section entitled ‘What I can do to meet this need?’.
Dig deep for the underlying reasons why this need isn’t being met and help your pupil come up with strategies they can practise to start to change this situation.
Richard Evans is a secondary teacher with a particular interest in helping pupils who struggle with literacy. Editable versions of the literacy passport and other passports, including a reading one, are available for download when you buy Independent Thinking on Emotional Literacy.