Now it's literacy out-of-hours;Digest
Boys' poor performance, particularly in written English, has been given special attention in the Department for Education and Employment's revision guidance after last summer's disappointing national test results.
The guidelines aim to encourage boys, keep them on task and offer work based on the non-fiction they prefer.
Professor Barber says that the initiative will help under-achieving pupils reach level 4, the expected standard.
But unions are questioning the after-school sessions' educational value, and warning that they will back any members who are pressurised into taking them.