Questions posed by Tim Oates
1: Subject choice is heavily ‘gendered’ after GCSEs – how far should schools go with what young people opt for and how far should stereotypical choices be challenged?
2: Are male role models important in primary? Are female role models important in stereotypically male subjects in secondary? What do we need to do in teacher training?
3: What do you see as the key points at which divergences in the attainment of boys and girls kick in?
4: Its not just schools which have ‘gendered’ routes – the labour market has heavily gendered participation – what can employers do to send the right signals back into schools?
5: How far do issues of gender come up your scale of priorities?