DS starts school in September and, as the current Reception teacher is leaving, they've recruited a new Reception teacher for DS' class. He came into school for the first time yesterday, for a play session with the September intake.
He's a NQT, mid-30s, so presumably had another career first, and he's a bloke. I'm not turning this into an "ooh, men can't care for little ones" thing because that's bollocks or a "rah, rah we've got a male primary teacher" thing - I just want a decent teacher for DS' class, whoever they are.
A group of mums were chatting last night though and none of us could remember another male Reception teacher, even when we were in Infants ourselves. I wondered, with male teachers being in the minority in Primary schools, does anyone else know of a male Reception teacher, just out of interest more than anything?
Pootles If your DP truly has a passion for teaching, then tell him to go for it. I think we need more male teachers in primary school to provide more positive male role models for students.
I'm a single parent and will be asking for my DS to be in the classes with male teachers when they are available (easy enough for me to do since I work at the school lol). I don't have a lot of men in my social circle for him to connect with, so I hope he can have it in the classroom at times.
Our school, in KS1 and 2 there are 3 male teachers out of 12, plus several male TAs and our old assistant head was male. In EYFS there are 3 male TAs and we have had a male student since Christmas. I think these proportions are quite high, and of course in early years the boys all love the male staff.
It's all changing next year though as a couple of the TAs are off to do their PGCE, and one of the male teachers is off to be assistant head elsewhere! They will be dearly missed!
they are a rare breed indeed. We were lucky enough to get one for year 3 for my son. I cant tell you how much he improved, the teacher inspired him no end and moved him on in his key subjects. Sadly this year we got a newbie, straight out of Uni lady. She looks about 12 and my DS has not done well this year. There are 3 new teachers starting in September and I am praying that if we get one that they will at least have some experience!