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‘Stand-out Boys’: early intervention in schools

Boys underachievement has been a concern for some years, and while there have been many strategies and interventions attempting to close the gender achievement gap they have tended to be classroom-based and within Secondary education (11-16).

ABCCourses for Parents with Sons Aged 0-5

The About Boys Courseis a four-session course offered to parents with sons under the age of five. The course targets parents in families where boys are thought to be at risk and mothers are struggling to deal with their behaviour.

An evaluation of the About Boys Course(ABC)

This report describes the results and findings of an evaluation of the About Boys Coursesrun by the Boys Development Projectbetween October and December 2012. The evaluation has two components, the first comprising a post-course survey by self-completion questionnaire of 209 mothers; the second, a follow-up with a sub-sample of 50 by ‘phone interview.

Two Investigation

As the Stand Out Boys Project (SOBP) was developing, we carried out two investigations to fill gaps we thought were essential for us to understand. The first was to see if we could identify the characteristics that boys, who were underachieving (or were low achievers) by year 6, were showing.

Boys, Girls and Gender

In the past,gender has been reduced to either nature or nurture. Polarising views,at one end biology,and the other learntthrough experience.The pull for most gender academics was towards one or other, with most taking an80%/20%or 20%/80%,and some leaning towards 80% or more.

Boys Talking -rationale

The correlation between strong language and communication skills and academic achievement is highly significant. As is the opposite, those with weak language and communication skills usually go on to academic under and low achievement.

An Evaluation of the Stand Out Boys Project (SOBP)

This report describes the outcomes of an evaluation of the Stand Out Boys Project (SOBP)undertaken by the Boys Development Projectbetween September 2012 and July 2013. SOBP targeted boys in reception and year 1 of three primary schools in South London who ‘stood out’ because they lackedthe social and behavioural skills required to succeed at school.

Stand Out Boys Project?

SOBP targets children (but mainly boys) in reception, who are finding it difficult to settle into school. The aim is to help them develop the skills they need to get the most from the classroom, and reduce their risk of underachievement.

Stand Out Boys Project

SOBP targets children (but mainly boys) in reception, who are finding it difficult to settle into school. The aim is to help them develop the skills they need to get the most from the classroom, and reduce their risk of underachievement.

Stand Out Boys Project

SOBP targets children (but mainly boys) in reception, who are finding it difficult to settle into school. The aim is to help them develop the skills they need to get the most from the classroom, and reduce their risk of underachievement.