“Miss, I totally want to have a big wheelie chair and a complicated telephone when I grow up!”

The Quirky Teacher

White working class boys are the lowest achievers in the country. Let’s grab the bull by the horns and change this situation.

This is honest blog post is about the motivation of very young boys through the medium of competitive maths. We’ve been here before, but this time I’m going all out to put my heart and vision on the line. Feel free to lambaste and chastise me for this, but I believe this is a way to both raise the attainment, success and happiness of those white working class boys at the same time as addressing our country’s need for a bigger pool of engineers, statisticians, finance professionals and anyone else who uses maths in their everyday jobs. In order to turn this section of the pupil population from a liability and potential drain on society into an incredible asset, we need to accept the possibility that deep down in…

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