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How many male reception teachers do we know?

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PeterParkerSays Fri 28-Jun-13 11:27:38

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?

MidniteScribbler Wed 03-Jul-13 01:27:05

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.

LackaDAISYcal Wed 03-Jul-13 11:36:05

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!

Pudden Wed 03-Jul-13 11:43:51

dc are in a small village school with 4 teachers; 2 of those are male and brilliant at what they do

amazingmumof6 Wed 03-Jul-13 12:23:59

2 male teachers this year at DS4's primary - 9 classes altogether.

I don't know total number of staff, but that is out of 9 class teachers, more than 9 TAs as some of them jobshare. plus some SN staff.

also support staff and headteacher all women.

it's nice to have some blokes.

I wish there were more male teachers, especially from year 3 and up.

Crouchendmumoftwo Wed 03-Jul-13 12:25:23

We have about 6 male teachers and a male TA and a male head. When I was at school we had 2-3.

We have a male nursery teacher now. Seems to be lots which is fantastic.

sherbetpips Wed 03-Jul-13 12:59:28

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!

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