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)


‘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.

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 workshop with staff from Kingsdale Foundation School, West Dulwich, Southwark, London.