Over the past decade, thousands of male primary and secondary school teachers have left the classroom, which fuels fears that a lack of male role models in schools, is contributing to the under-performance of boys.
The Times reports that ‘over the past decade…slightly more than a third of teachers in secondary schools nationally, and only a quarter in some regions are male. In primary schools only one in seven teachers is male.’
Here we have found a great account from the Guardian, which describes Philip’s launch into the primary school teaching world at the age of 40, and why its ‘the best thing he has ever done’.
This uplifting piece highlights the fulfilling experiences one can gain as a teacher, and why we should encourage more men to join the profession.