Raising the Attainment of Boys

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Raising the Attainment of Boys in D&T
7th May 2020 10am - 4pm
Abbeyfield School, Chippenham, Wilts, SN15 3XB
£295 
This is one of our VIP Bespoke courses. Find out more here. 


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This course is run by Paul & Julie Boyd & is one of our independent courses. Booking details are listed below. Venues may be subject to change & information is for guidance only. Exact details of the venue will be sent around 2 weeks before the course date. 


  • Tried & tested tips & strategies that engage learners boys at all levels
  • Suitable for all teachers of D&T no matter what their specialist material area. 
  • Background on research about how boys think & learn and how this can help you in your classroom to motivate and engage boys in D&T
  • Develop strategies that break down barriers to boys progressing & achieving
  • Hands on experience of various strategies specific to D&T e.g. Speed Designing (a strategy developed by us that is very successful at increasing pace & creativity, & which is proven to raise the achievement of boys) 
  • Practical and easy applications of deeper thinking strategies to help boys develop higher level thinking skills
  • Developing schemes of learning that work towards the strengths of boys in the classroom 
  • Reflecting on behaviour management of boys & how simple changes can improve teacher and student interactions
  • Developing male role models & rewards & incentives boys value in order to make achievement ‘cool'
  • Relevant to KS3, 4 and 5 and will provide you with resources and ideas that will impact on teaching and learning in your classroom immediately. 
  • Tips & strategies that are effective at supporting the learning of boys in your classroom, but which don’t create additional workload, and which are also effective in supporting girls. 
  • The course will include a free teaching and learning resources pack to take away with you 
  • During her career Julie has done a lot of informal action research on how boys learn and what engages them. In particular she is known for her work on engaging boys in textiles and has used this research to develop the learning of boys in other areas of D&T.  Find out more about some of her work specific to D&T textiles. Note this course focuses on supporting boys working across all material areas in D&T. 
  • Click here to find out what makes our courses different to those of other trainers, along with tips on persuading your school to release you
  • For more information about this course email: julie@julieboyd.co.uk 
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What delegates say about this course: 

Great information & excellent advice

Every single aspect was useful and it got me thinking especially about how I can do short, sharp activities 

Fantastic, practical advice and teaching and learning examples

Brilliant day, lots covered and lots to think about

Hands on, practical and easy to implement teaching and learning tips

Course tutor inspiring with excellent knowledge

Exceptional practical ideas & strategies that could be implemented straight away

This has been enlightening with excellent ideas & strategies that will support my daily practice.


How to book this course

To book a place on this course using a school purchase order download the booking form and email to julie@julieboyd.co.uk

This course can also be booked and paid for online by credit card. Choose the date & venue from the options below and click ‘add to cart' (enter your school purchase order number if you have one or leave blank if you are paying for yourself).  The payment is processed by PayPal & they send you a receipt immediately. We also send confirmation of your booking by email, as well as a separate receipt for payment, but this may take a few days to be sent. The payment is a secure online transaction and no credit card information is passed onto us. Click here to see alternative ways of booking this course.

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Monday 18th Nov 2019, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Abbeyfield SchoolChippenham, Wilts, SN15 3XB
£295 
Spaces available: YES

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Dates not convenient for you? 

It is sometimes possible to add in additional dates and venues for workshops so contact me if a date doesn’t suit you. 


Want a course delivering at your school?

Bespoke workshops can also be delivered either at your school or at an external venue. Email julie@julieboyd.co.uk for more details.


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