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Date: 21st June, 2022
Time: 11:00 am Qatar Time / 12:00 pm UAE time
Speaker: Gary Wilson, Author, Educator, Expert
Audience: ISP Families / Parents

About our speaker

About our speaker

The UK’s leading authority on raising boys’ achievement, Gary Wilson is author of several books including "Raising Boys’ Achievement”, “100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Raising Boys’ Achievement” and, for parents, "How to Help Your Boy Succeed". His most recent book, published in January 2021, "Let's Hear it From the Boys" affirms powerfully just how important it is to start any work on boys' achievement with the real experts; the boys themselves!


A teacher for twenty-seven years, Gary began work on raising boys' achievement in his own cluster of schools in West Yorkshire in 1993. In 2001 he was asked to write "Using the National Healthy School Standard to Raise Boys' Achievement" for the DFES based on the success of his work in schools. Following this in 2003 he was made the country's first school improvement officer with specific responsibility for raising boys' achievement and has since chaired the National Education Breakthrough Program on Raising Boys' Achievement which worked across 300 schools in the UK.


Gary has led numerous award-winning campaigns to raise boys’ achievement across the UK and has spoken at national and international conferences. He has advised the BBC on matters relating to boys’ achievement and is also adviser on raising boys’ achievement to Oxford University Press, with whom he has assisted in the development of “Project X”, and “Alien Adventures” a set of resources that have significantly increased boys’ engagement with reading.

Topic overview

Gary Wilson has been passionately working to get boys’ underachievement on the agenda nationally and internationally for over thirty years. With the benefit of his vast experience and research this session will help raise parent awareness with regard to the complexity of the issue and arm them with strategies that really make a difference.
Gary will set the context of boys’ underachievement from preschool onwards, and then explore the barriers to boys’ achievement, including language development and writing, boys’ preferred ways of learning, emotional literacy and positive role models.