Educating Boys, The School Show Podcast

In this week’s episode of The School Show, we talk to the experts about educating boys. Our host, Jenny Mollon, is joined by three special guests, Clare Turnbull of the RGS Dubai, Bill Delbrugge of Dunecrest American School and Sara Hedger of GEMS Education. Our three educators share their insights in to the fascinating topic of educating boys and raising the next generation of men.
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Across the globe, many research reports indicate that girls are outperforming boys in some areas, and edging closer to outshining boys in subjects where male students may previously have dominated. What lies behind these statistics? In the latest episode of The School Show, we talk to three school leaders about educating our boys and young men.

Our studio guests for this special episode are Clare Turnbull, Head of Prep at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford, Dubai and Bill Delbrugge, Director, Dunecrest American School. Later, Jenny also chats with Sara Hedger, Head of Safeguarding at GEMS Education.


Jenny with our studio guests, Clare Turnbull of RGS Dubai and Bill Delbrugge of Dunecrest American School

Clare, Bill and Sara help Jenny to look a whole host of topics relating to educating boys. These include:

  • Why do these gender gaps exist?
  • At what age do educators begin to notice differences in attainment for boys?
  • What works best for boys… Co-ed or single sex schools?
  • Are the same gender-based differences noticeable here in Dubai?
  • What do we need to think about in terms of mental health, wellbeing and physical health for boys?

Interested in this topic?  Further reading can be found here, here and here...

The School Show podcast will return in two weeks, where we will turn to the topic of educating girls! Do you have questions about how to best support your daughter through her education? What do you think schools do well for girls and where could they improve? Drop us a line at [email protected]m , we would love to hear your thoughts.

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