Boys’ underachievement in English has been the focus of a significant amount of research over the last ten years, This course distils the key messages from these projects and presents them in a practical context for class teachers. Participants will explore mental attitudes such as self esteem and growth mindset, the acquisition of basic skills, a variety of teaching strategies and methods of engagement including pupil choice and visual approaches.
Teachers will leave with all of the knowledge they need to raise their boys’ standards in their classroom and school.
To understand why some boys underachieve in English
To explore a wide range of approaches to engage and raise the standards of boys in English
To develop a pedagogy that engages all learners
A one day course developing a full understanding of how to raise boys’ achievement but also including a
range of practical approaches that can be used straight away back at school.
About the Facilitator:
Following his work for Essex Local Authority as an English and curriculum advisor, for the last 6 years
Jonathan Bond has been a freelance education consultant. He has successfully supported and developed
schools and their staff across Essex, Thurrock, Suffolk and Hertfordshire. His areas of expertise include
teaching and learning, assessment, English, LSA and MDA development, learning mentoring and subject
leadership. He specialises in bespoke CPD which is highly practical, inspiring and child-centred.
Date: Thursday, 8th May 2014
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Facilitator: Jonathan Bond, Specialist Consultant
Venue: PHR House, 34a Star Lane, Great Wakering, Essex SS3 0FF
Cost: Free for SET members - £75 for non-members or non-attendance
Course Code: CAR1314
Information: Lunch will be provided
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