Primary Education: Teachers

Department for Education written question – answered on 29th January 2015.

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Photo of Lord Storey Lord Storey Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what special measures are in place to encourage more males to train as primary school teachers.

Photo of Lord Nash Lord Nash The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

We value diversity in the workforce and want to attract high quality teachers. Recent figures show that 13% of teachers in publicly funded primary schools in England are male. However, the proportion of males starting primary initial teacher training programmes in 2014/15 is 21%.

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