Boys will be Brilliant: how we can help get it right for boys in early years?

Course outline:

For many boys in this country and elsewhere, the demands made upon them in the early years to read and write, before they are emotionally and physically ready to do so, can give an early taste of failure from which many of them never fully recover. This course will address the issues that impact on achievement.

The course will help to raise awareness of boys’ underachievement and identify many of the barriers to boys’ achievement. Delegates will be introduced to imaginative teaching strategies that will enthuse, engage and motivate boys. The course will give practitioners practical ideas, strategies and tools that they can immediately use to address the issue of raising boys’ achievement

Boys will be brilliant
Delegates will receive a copy of this book

  • Where are the boys? Analysis of data. Gender differences.
  • Learning Environment. Creating a supportive learning environment--indoors and outdoors. Utilising boys’ fascinations and learning preferences. Developing strategies to support boys’ well-being Strategies to support boys’ independence. Tools to ensure that the learning environment effectively supports boys in their learning.
  • Making Literacy and Mathematics active, fun and purposeful for boys. Plan learning experiences for boys that build on their interests and value their strengths as active learners and problem solvers. The role of staff in supporting boys’ learning. Explore resources that engage boys.
  • Engaging with Parents. The partnership with parents (a template for meetings).
Ideal for: Senior Leaders, teachers and teaching assistants working in the Early Years in Primary, First, Infant and Nursery Schools.
* Refreshments and a two-course lunch will be provided

Course Cost: £165 +VAT

Additional Places £145+VAT *

Course 6th June 2019 Registration: 09:00 AM Course Starts: 09:30 AM Course Ends: 03:30 PM

Course Venue

Novotel Newcastle


Amy Keith

Amy Keith has significant experience teaching in early years. She has been a successful middle leader and driven improvements in early years in a range of schools and different local authorities. She became a Local Authority Adviser in 2010 - supporting schools with early years practice and provision. She has specific expertise in assessment, data analysis, action planning, leadership and management and coaching to make sustainable improvements. Recently she qualified as an Ofsted inspector for early years and now offers support and advice to schools and other early years settings.

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Boys will be Brilliant: how we can help get it right for boys in early years?

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