To be completed by: Wed 12 Sep 2018

Time: -Wed 12 Sep 2018 | Venue:

We would like to invite you to join us from 09:00am on 26th September to reflect on what it takes to break down the barriers and raise boys’ achievement and how this might have implications for your own school. The session is sponsored by Oxford University Press and organised by Noctua TSA.

RAISING ACHIEVEMENT, Oxford School Improvement Expert Events, The Village Hotel (Headingley), 186 Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5PR 9:00am-3:00pm

Gary Wilson - Breaking Through the Barriers: Raising Boys’ Achievement 


* Achievement - Setting the context of boys’ underachievement. Outlining the barriers to boys’ achievement from Early Years onwards and effective strategies to help break them down.  Boys will be.....Brilliant! The   negative labelling of boys and how we need to turn it around. Outlining school based and local authority campaigns that raised boys' achievement (not at the expense of girls). Gary Wilson - Independent Consultant

* Oxford School Improvement - Ally Schofield, Oxford University Press 

* Breaking through the barriers to boys’ achievement in literacy - Together we will explore effective strategies to break down some of these barriers including the development of speaking and listening skills, writing skills and effectively engaging boys in reading and writing. Gary Wilson - Independent Consultant

* Effective strategies for breaking through other barriers to boys’ achievement.  Focus on emotional intelligence, peer pressure, teacher expectations, appropriate teaching and learning skills effective for boys without disadvantaging the girls. Gary Wilson - Independent Consultant 


Numbers will be limited (max 2 delegates per school) so please book early with your name, school address and postcode, email address and position – please register by emailing Andrea Taylor at There will be a non-profit charge of £35 made by the organiser to cover the cost of the venue and lunch.


Published: 13/09/2018
Audience: Primary Headteachers, Members of SLT and Subject Leaders
Contact: Andrea Taylor

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