Pupils with subtle barriers to learning may simply appear to be disinterested in lessons, or worse still, may present with challenging behaviour. By early identification and intervention, these barriers can often be quickly overcome which results in improved self-esteem in the young person, which consequently results in improved performance academically. More importantly, the emotional well-being of the young person is allowing them to feel more fulfilled at school, thus providing them with the opportunity to mature into a happy, well-rounded individual that can leave St Edmund Arrowsmith confident in the next challenge that faces them.