So much time and effort has been put into closing gender gaps recently, and rightly so. This is the same in EYFS as anywhere else in the education system. In 2016 girls performed better than boys in the Early Learning Goals in ALL 17 areas of learning. And the gender gap has increased since 2013 in the areas of Maths, The World, and Technology, with girls doing better than boys year on year.
My own Action Plan for EYFS and my current Action Research for marginal gains (Improving the outcomes of boys writing through expressive art and creativity) are both focused on reducing the gender gap….
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