Utilising wellbeing data to support teaching and learning

This session will be exploring the importance of using wellbeing data to support students’ attainment.

It will explore the importance of using PASS Pupil Attitude to Self and School Wellbeing Survey as an invaluable tool to understand students beyond their academic achievements. By assessing students’ attitudes and wellbeing, schools can create a more nurturing and supportive environment leading to improved academic outcomes and happier students.

Please note, this seminar is aimed at those who do not currently use PASS.

This seminar will cover:

  • An introduction to the PASS wellbeing survey and how this can be used to assess student attitudes towards themselves and school
  • How to use wellbeing data alongside attainment and ability data to provide a holistic view of students and enable targeted support
  • Understanding the key features and benefits of the PASS survey, including revealing unseen support needs.

Using PASS data at Swiss International Scientific School, Dubai

As well as the content above, we'll be joined by Mark Swaine (Student Wellness, Transition Lead & Learning Coordinator at Swiss International Scientific School, Dubai) for an explanation on how PASS data is used at SISD. He will take listeners through the process of how they identify their 'fragile learners', and how they create personalised support strategies for their teachers to use, to best support these students to flourish.

What will you learn and take away?

Improve student engagement and wellbeing – Find out how whole-school attitudinal surveys provide a picture of student wellbeing at a student, class and whole school level. See how they support pastoral care teams to reveal unseen support needs and evaluate the impact of wellbeing interventions.


About the presenters:

Samina Al Balooshi, International Consultant, GL Education

Samina Al Balooshi is an accomplished educator with over 15 years of experience. She has a passion for education, promoting students’ independence, learning and development. Samina has developed a deep understanding of the unique needs of young learners and believes that every child deserves a strong foundation in education. She’s been praised by GEMS Inspection as being a role model teacher and has won multiple awards. Ultimately, she is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment where children can explore, learn, and grow.

Mark Swaine, Student Wellness, Transition Lead & Learning Coordinator at Swiss International Scientific School, Dubai

Mark's passion for student wellbeing has seen him deliver many workshops for students and athletes around the USA and Ireland, speak at The Mental Health and Wellbeing Summit, and co-found 'Warriors of the Light', a mental health charity. He holds degrees in Education and Communication, and also has an MSc in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology where he specialised in Adult Development. Mark is the current Grade 6 Learning Coordinator & Transition Lead at the Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai where he is responsible for ensuring a smooth transition of students from Primary to Secondary Education and equipping them with the skills to flourish in this new challenging environment.


Dates & Locations
Date and time
03 October 2023 09:00 - 16:15
Event type

Dubai, UAE - Venue TBC