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Addressing the Gender Gap in Primary English

Addressing the issue of boys’ (under)achievement in primary English, this one-day course explores practical strategies and approaches to maximise progress and attainment for all pupils.

One day course for

Primary English teachers

Presented by

Emma Scribbans - HIAS Teaching & Learning Adviser for English

This course aims to unpick issues surrounding the gender gap in English, exploring differences between boys and girls and developing practical strategies to address barriers to progress in the classroom.

Areas covered will include: 

  • Develop an understanding of the evidence base and what it suggests
  • Identifying barriers based on knowledge of early physical and emotional development, language and expression
  • Engagement in the curriculum – what does the research tell us?
  • Developing empathy and inference skills in reading
  • Building a culture of self-motivation and pride


standard rate

Provided by: Hampshire Teaching and Leadership College

Course code: ENGL2027

Standard rate: £192

Subscribers: £160

SLA: £95