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The Trouble with Boys

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Look at why boys underachieve, how their methods of learning differ from girls and what schools can do to close the gender gap, in this whole-school video on inclusion for primary and secondary headteachers.

Recent reports reveal there are twice as many boys with learning difficulties as there are girls. In special units, boys outnumber girls by six to one. By seven years of age, one-third of boys are struggling to read, compared to one-fifth of girls.

To raise boys' achievement, Kirklees council in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, employs Gary Wilson after boys' performances were successfully turned around in his school. His tactics have been shown to work.

Giving a personal tour of two schools that are performing well in improving standards, Gary provides an insider's guide to raising boys' achievement.

Part of the series: School Matters

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