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Is your child’s school lacking in male teachers?

Is your child’s school lacking in male teachers?

Have you noticed a lack of male teachers in your child’s classroom? Perhaps you’d like to see more? An education charity says the gender gap continues in the profession.

The issue has been brought to the fore for World Teachers’ Day. Department for Education statistics show 26% of teachers in England are men, accounting for 38% of secondary and 15% of primary school teachers, as the BBC reports.

The charity Teach First is urging more men to consider a career in the sector, arguing the profession should reflect the make-up of the classroom and children and young people need access to individuals from a range of backgrounds. Brett Wigdortz, founder and chief executive of Teach First, is quoted as saying: "It is a real loss that the profession is missing out on talented classroom leaders because a huge pool of people are being put off by misconceptions about teaching.”

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