Yes he can

A project to spread the word on
how to close the attainment gap for boys.

The project is an implementation of the APPG inquiry into Boys’ Educational Underachievement. Download the report with the link below.

Boys' Education: Closing the Gender Attainment Gap. Report Nov 2023.

It is based on the solutions implemented by a number of schools who successfully closed the gap for their boys. You can view recordings here.

Guidelines for schools

These pages summarise the effective interventions taken by the schools who had closed the gap for their boys.

Remarkably, they did not know each other, had not used the same book or research, but had largely done the same things. They also did it all within normal resources.

This means that we can be confident that any school could close the gap for their boys too,


We held our first webinar for teachers on 30th Nov 2023. The recording of the presentations is here.

  • Culture and Ethos: Dominic Burke, Headteacher, Balcarras School, Cheltenham.
  • Building Relationships & Home-School Links: Andy Eadie, Assistant Headteacher, Cardinal Langley RC High School, Middleton, Rochdale.
  • Boosting Literacy: Diane Henson, (former) Headteacher, Wheelers Lane Technology College, Birmingham.
  • Behaviour and Discipline: Caroline Barlow, Headteacher, Heathfield Community College, Heathfield, East Sussex

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