Male trainee primary teacher numbers on increase
The number of men training to become a primary school teacher has increased by more than 50% in England in the last four years, figures suggest.
The Teaching Agency said men starting a career in primary teaching was growing at five times the rate of women.
There were 3,743 male trainee primary teachers in 2011-12 compared to 2,476 in 2008-9, the agency reported.
Interim chief executive Lin Hinnigan said primary teaching was becoming a more attractive option as a career.
July 16, 2012