Man About the Classroom

I hear from today’s news that the number of men applying for jobs as primary school teachers has risen by around fifty percent.

Apparently many who have lost their jobs as a result of the recession are now turning to teaching as an alternative profession.

This can only be a good thing, as in some parts of the country many young people have no traditional ‘father figure’ at home, and with a fall in recent years of male teachers, fewer had a male role model at school either.

I just hope these new recruits to the classroom don’t move on when the recession eases in a few years. Perhaps the Government should consider the current pay and incentives package for teaching staff before the problem arises?

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