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Should There be More Male Primary Teachers?

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cherrylkd

Yesterday I tweeted this link http://schoolsimprovement.net/head-calls-on-more-men-to-go-into-primary-school-teaching from @schoolsimprovent. The post was from a female primary head teacher calling for more men to go in to primary school teaching. ‘I don’t think teaching should be a female preserve’ said the author. The latest figures show that there are 3,680 primary schools without any male teachers which leaves many children without professional role models who are men. 

I thought this to be a reasonable thing to say and it was well received on twitter. One tweeter @isright disagreed with me and gave me cause to reflect. This is a good thing as we should all consider our opinions from time to time. He was very polite and said that what primary schools need is good teachers being left to do their jobs. This is of course true but is not what I said. He then went on to clarify and said that male…

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Author: cherrylkd

SLT, SLE, DSL, Assessment Lead, ITT NQT Mentor at an outstanding special school in Blackpool. MA in SEN/Inclusion. Writer for Bloomsbury.

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