Investigating Gender Balance in the Classroom: Raising engagement and attainment

This new half-day online CPDL opportunity will help all of your students to achieve their full potential and help you to reduce the gender gap and imbalance in our subject.

Investigating Gender Balance in the Classroom with Amber Smith


Who is it for?

For secondary teachers looking to explore the topic, develop professionally and learn useful strategies to take back to the classroom.


How will this course benefit my learners?

Your learners will benefit from a curriculum and approaches to teaching and learning that are reflective of their interests and lived experience, regardless of their gender or gender identity, in turn creating a more positive learning environment. For secondary colleagues, this course will help inform strategies to reduce the gender imbalance within curriculum options.


What is the format?

Live online course delivered through zoom


What can I expect?

Through structured discussion and collaborative working this half day course will:

  • Investigate how gender norms manifest themselves in the classroom.
  • Explore unconscious bias and how to identify it.
  • Provide Ideas to identify and analyse unconscious gender bias in the classroom.
  • Examine how societal stereotypes have historically impacted education and teachers’ expectations of students.
  • Develop strategies to address unconscious bias and create a gender inclusive classroom to foster creativity in all.


This workshop will be underpinned by the theories of Roberts & Pinkett in Boys Don’t Try, Rethinking Masculinity in Schools.

Read Amber's, article for AD 30 'Creating a gender inclusive classroom' here.


What is included?

This is an NSEAD digital live course (hosted on zoom). These sessions will not be recorded so live attendance is essential. The course will involve workshops, the sharing of ideas and open and honest conversation.


Member Rate: £65

Non Members Rate: £110


Register here


Date: Tuesday 25th April

Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm


Any questions or if you would like to be notified when this course goes live please email the team at [javascript protected email address]