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Boys' achievement

Getting the best out of boys

Boys' achievement

Getting the best out of boys

Boys’ motivation and attainment tend to lag behind those of girls from an early age.

Yet many schools have transformed the performance of their boys by employing a range of strategies, and have seen standards and behaviour levels improve.

Here you can find essential support for getting boys reading and writing, including the Raising Boys' Achievement School Improvement Pathway, advice and guidance from experts including Gary Wilson and Dr. Danny Doyle, free eBooks, as well as information on Project X resources - perfect for motivating boys.

Free support to help with raising boys’ achievement

Boys' reading habits

Get a quick overview of boys' reading habits from teachers across the UK

Book Corner Inspiration

Read Dr. Danny Doyle’s three top tips for creating engaging book corners for boys

Engage parents

Find out Gary Wilson’s new ideas to engage families with their boy’s reading

Free eBooks

Take a look at this free collection of Project X eBooks to get children reading online

Resources to help with raising boys' achievement

Guided reading

Project X Origins - effective whole-school guided reading
(Reception–Year 6/P1–7)

Project X Alien Adventures phonics resources

Independent reading

Project X Alien Adventures - decodable adventures to get boys reading independently
(Reception–Year 6/P1–7)


Project X CODE - a proven reading intervention for lower juniors
(Years 2–4/P3–5)

Big Writing Adventures grammar teaching


Big Writing Adventures - an interactive world to develop outstanding writing skills
(Reception–Year 6/P1–7)

Project X Phonics


Project X Phonics - phonics practice to really embed learning
(Reception–Year 1/P1–2)