Improving Outcomes For Boys In EYFS

Every child deserves the best start in life.

But in England now, many children aren’t getting the support they need to reach their potential.

During their pre-school years children learn so much – discovering through play, and starting to speak and understand others.

These are the skills children need for a happy childhood and to thrive when they get to the classroom. Yet a fifth of all five-year-olds are falling behind, a figure which rises to a quarter of five-year-old boys.

During the last three years the Outstanding EYFS team at Wellfield Infants have made boys’ development a key focus for their practice. They have used what they know about how boys learn best to inform their provision and monitored the impact of different teaching strategies too. As a result, at wellfield Infants we have now closed the gap between outcomes for boys and outcomes for girls at the end of Reception completely.

Training Dates and Times

Date:   16 October 2017

Time:  9.30am – 3.30pm

Venue:  Altrincham Grammar for Schools

Closing date for all applications is 2 weeks prior to the start of the course


£70.00 per person inc. lunch

Suitable for

Aimed at EYFS Leads and EYFS practitioners.

Course aims

This course will provide information backed up by research about how boys learn best and offer practical advice about how to adapt your EYFS practice and provision so that all pupils reach their full potential.

For more information on the national attainment gap please read  The Lost Boys – this examines the scale of this hidden issue, and the consequences of falling behind in language and communication. It quantifies, for the first time, the impact of the gender gap at age five on primary school attainment.