David Banks, the founder of the Eagle Academy Foundation, gave a talk on the model of educational leadership used at his institution, which bases its approach on single-sex schooling. The talk was organized by the Faculty of Education in collaboration with the European Association of Single-Sex Education (EASSE) and took place on Friday, 8 November 2013, with around 60 people attending.
Banks’s talk included a presentation on the model of educational leadership used at the Eagle Academy Foundation, which is aimed at tackling the disinterest in education shown by boys from disadvantaged areas. The model, which bases its approach on single-sex schooling, is built on the incorporation of gender into teaching methodologies and the personalized counselling given to each student.
“I’m not saying that this model is better than the others, only that
families should have the right to choose it”, argued Banks. He went on
to contend that this educational model should be offered by the State,
so that families with few financial resources are able to access it. We
should remember that today, most single-sex schools are private and not
everyone is able to enrol in them.