Breaking Through the Barriers

A look at two schools attempts to improve boys’ learning What can schools actually do to help reduce the gender attainment gap?

In the first, of this two part series, we look at the way The Matthew Arnold School, a mixed comprehensive in Surrey and the all boys school of St Aloysius RC College in North London attempt to breakthrough a range of barriers to boys’ learning.

This programme shows how the Matthew Arnold school are trying a step-by-step change methodology to test strategies that can be practically introduced; and we see how St Aloysius RC College are working with their local football club, Arsenal, to develop raising achievement strategies.

It appears that there are no quick fixes to raising boys’ achievement, and this programme acknowledges the wider social and cultural barriers that cannot be overcome by schooling alone.

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