WORKSHOP. ‘The Boy Problem’: Raising boys’ achievement – what can schools do?

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“Girls are outperforming boys in all the main attainment indicators at key stage 4.”

(Dept for Education, 2015)

“An engaging and thought provoking session that was a great way to start the new academic year”.  Bob Owers, Headteacher, Churston Ferrers Grammar School, Brixham, Devon. September 2017.

‘Raising Boys’ Achievement’ is a three-hour workshop exploring experiences of working with boys, the evidence and data around the issue, barriers to boys’ achievement and possible solutions. To contact Mengage and find out more about the workshop please continue reading.

‘The Boy Problem’: Raising boys’ achievement – what can schools do? provides a three hour workshop suitable for primary and secondary school teachers, teaching assistants and other professionals interested in improving boys educational attainment, exploring:

The Boy Problem

Educational pamphlet cover, 1920…

· ‘The Boy Problem’ – boys participation in education

· Male learning styles?

· Misreading males? The importance of addressing literacy concerns

· The male-inclusive classroom

· A whole-school strategy?

· Practical solutions (including the hard-to-reach)


This is an evidence-based, experiential workshop; participants will be informed of useful methods to engage and maintain boys interest in education and will be encouraged to consider a whole-school strategy to improve boys achievement.

Please note that this workshop requires a three hour delivery time.

For further information on workshop content and costs, please contact Mengage. We look forward to hearing from you.


  • Raising boys' achievement workshop with staff from Kingsdale Foundation School, West Dulwich, Southwark, London.
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