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Underachieving Boys: Getting Involved

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In this first of a three-part, whole-school series, behaviour management expert John Bayley examines underachieving Key Stage 4 boys at Bexleyheath School in Kent.

The school is one of the largest co-ed comprehensives in the country. As in many schools, the boys here are not performing as well as the girls.

John visits the school and investigates the problem of Year 10 boys in the English department trailing 20 per cent behind the girls, in this classroom-management resource.

He discovers the problem is at its worst on the C/D borderline and he observes newly qualified teacher (NQT) Carrie Andrews teaching such a class.

John suggests various practical techniques for burning off the boys' energy, and Carrie tests out a lively starter, which seems to help the boys focus on their written work later in the lesson.

Part of the series: Teaching with Bayley

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