This book gives practical help to anybody who wishes to learn anything about the practical and accessible ways to raise boys' achievement in primary and secondary schools. Its down-to-earth language, easy style and rational sequencing of actions will appeal to all readers. This is essentially a handbook that can be used for reference, background reading, planning, preparing arguments, essays or as a general introduction to one of the most pressing issues in education today. The authoritative case studies and clear explanations of what to do and how to do it will be a boon to all readers.
It discusses why some boys underachieve, what can be done to raise achievement, and how current national strategies aim to address the problem. It is aimed at headteachers, heads of department, ITT students, governors and parents in all phases of education.
Colin Noble is PSHE adviser and manager of a Raising Boys' Achievement Project for Kirklees LEA. Jerry Brown has been a teacher for over twenty years and has a special interest in identifying underachievement in groups of pupils. Jane Murphy has delivered SEN support to a variety of age groups and now works for a local authority.