Closing the Gender Gap – for all teachers who want the boys in their classroom to make much progress as the girls. This workshop will explore a range of practical strategies for raising challenge and expectation of boys in the classroom and not just “let’s introduce more competition”. The session aims to share ideas that do not significantly increase planning but have the potential of big impact and are supported by current research and pedagogical thinking. It will also look at effective whole-school approaches to closing the gender gap. If you want to realise the full potential of your male students, have some great practice to share or are keen for new approaches this is the workshop for you!