The Boy Problem: Raising boys’ achievement

What can schools do?

Are you concerned about the gap widening between girls’ and boys’ performance? This workshop might be what you are looking for – an experiential, hands-on approach to providing practical solutions for raising boys’ achievement. Mengage have run this course countrywide and keep building on the practical solutions after each session. Why not have them come share their experience with your school.

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

    “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’ – 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 boy’s achievement.

This workshop is delivered in three hours and costs £895. Whole staff can be accommodated, right down to 10 or 15 committed staff.

Contact or 07788725318 to discuss a booking. Alternatively, go to our website to see what else we offer around mental health and accredited mentoring.

An effective, enjoyable way of tackling Multi Faith issues in the school in one simple presentation

There is tremendous pressure on the curriculum these days, but in our Multi-Faith society it is essential to know what makes others tick religiously.

Even a small shot of knowledge can dispel a little ignorance and encourage respect, leading to a more harmonious society.

Rabbi Douglas Charing, Director of the Leeds-based Jewish Education Bureau, has been visiting schools throughout the country for many years.

He offers lively and informative presentations on many aspects of Judaism, including Festivals such as Passover and Chanukah, and life-cycle events. Story and song are also included.

Your pupils will be engaged and stimulated and enjoy a lasting experience by an inspiring educator.

To make a booking or for further details of cost and availability, phone our hotline on 0345 567 4071 or email

Rabbi Charing is also available for school-based Inset.

£300 worth of complimentary books and career resources for your school

We are contacting you regarding our free books for schools offer:

How2Become Ltd, an award-winning careers and educational specialist, is currently working in partnership with over 100 schools, colleges and universities across the UK, including the University of Central Lancashire and the University of Kent, to provide free books and online testing of your choice for students and pupils looking to get a career.

To help your students get a job when they leave education, we are offering to send you £300 worth of FREE career resource books and free access to our online testing suites from the website

Claim my free books >

There is no catch – over 100 schools have already taken up our offer – simply select £300 worth of books and we will send them to you (we even cover the postage costs); we are simply trying to grow the awareness of our books amongst students and teachers.

To take up this free offer, or to find out more, simply contact our education coordinator, Gemma Butler, at:

Full details of all our resources can be found at

Kind regards,

Joshua Brown     Joshua Brown 
Operations Director
How2Become Ltd

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Glass of wine and a free sneak preview

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   How can you get the most from a school visit?

Teachers are well aware of the benefits of taking children on a school trip – the opportunities for inspiring, experiential learning have a positive impact both during the visit and back in the classroom. However, with ever-present concerns about OFSTED and meeting targets, how can teachers get the most out of a school visit?

Top Trip Tips

  • Speak to the education team to let them know how the trip fits in with what is being covered in the classroom, so they can adapt the session to best suit your needs.
  • Take advantage of opportunities to visit the site before your trip. As well as being able to complete your risk assessment forms this also gives you the chance to become more familiar with the site and even identify some possible teaching points to focus on.
  • If you can’t go on many trips, consider visiting a site where you would be able to cover a range of different topics or skills all on the same day.

At Chatsworth we can help you achieve all of these tips in one go, by inviting you to attend one of our free Teachers’ Preview Evenings. With so much on offer here, from the historic house and beautiful 105 acres of garden to our hands-on farmyard and adventure playground and our engaging outdoor education sessions, chatting to our friendly and knowledgeable education team at one of these events is the best way to get the most out of your visit.

Join us at our next Preview Evening on Thursday 23rd March 2017 for a glass of wine after work and a chance to have a sneak peek at the new Gucci-sponsored House Style exhibition ahead of season opening.

For more information about the event or to book your free place, check out our website at’s-on/teachers’-preview-evenings or email our education team on

Rachel Parkin

Education Coordinator

Discover Doddle with a free meeting!

Book a free visit today with one of our experienced Education Consultants!

This thirty-minute meeting will show you exactly how Doddle ICT and Computing can transform teaching, homework, and assessment within your department.

Doddle’s interactive presentations, activities, and worksheets have been updated for the 2016 specifications and are exam board-specific. They include in-depth resources on computational thinking, and programming with Scratch, Python, JavaScript, Visual Basic, and Raspberry Pi.

Self-marking quizzes report automatically to your online markbook, allowing you to take a purely diagnostic approach to your lesson planning and delivery. This enables meaningful analysis of results at an individual, class, and departmental level, and aids tracking of key groups, such as Pupil Premium students.

Our Education Consultants look forward to discussing your school’s needs at a time and date to suit you.