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beckabecka
posted 9 years 9 months ago
hello i was just enquiring if mums out there think that there should be more male teachers in primary schools especially for young boys let me know what you think


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TonyleoTonyleo
posted 9 years 8 months ago
I worked at my childrens primary school for five years. When I left a few years ago there was only one male teacher there! How sad is that? I was only doing teaching assistant, care taking and midday suppervisory assistant roles. But I was a male presence and for some, that was the only man they interacted with all day.

I think it vital that children have both male and female role models.

Hayley_KevHayley_Kev
posted 9 years 8 months ago
i remeber being at primary skool and we only had 2 male teachers - one was the head the other was the teacher of the last yr.

i agree with tonyleo - kids need male role models in skool,especially those who dont have the male role models back home. i think tho that its all down to the men feeling that they are targeted for the paedophile things - when women are just as much involved as men are! the man is always first to be targeted over anything abusive,which is wrong as women can do it too.and i think this is the reason there aint many male teachers,i think its cuz they feel vulnerable or targeted

Kelly_CaitKelly_Cait
posted 9 years 8 months ago
I had one when I was in primary school but never got taught by him Cuckoo LOL. & I am only 19 LOL

I think there should be more, role model, especially for single parents, as there is a male they can interact. And they are doing it regularly with both female and male. Shame there isn't really. I agree with Hayley. I've always found it hard talking to male teachers well in secondary school not sure if this is why

angelmumangelmum
posted 9 years 8 months ago
At my children's school we only have one male teacher and he is the head of school x

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 9 years 8 months ago
as a teacher I would say yes there should be more men in the primary classroom (we are an all women staff- apart from the janitor)

Men who do teach in primary school go up the promotional ladder a lot quicker.

JOJOJOJO
posted 9 years 7 months ago

Tonyleo said:
I worked at my childrens primary school for five years. When I left a few years ago there was only one male teacher there! How sad is that? I was only doing teaching assistant, care taking and midday suppervisory assistant roles. But I was a male presence and for some, that was the only man they interacted with all day.

I think it vital that children have both male and female role models.
totally agree with you there,was a nursery nurse for 10 years and never saw a male nursery nurse which is a bit sad really

ellee1984ellee1984
posted 9 years 7 months ago
i think there should be more male teachers as my primary school there was only the head and the teacher of the last year and towards the end of my time there another male teacher did join but a couple of years ago he was arrested for processing pornographic pictures of young boys on his pc which was a shock as i live in a small town/village where nearly everyone knows everyone somehow. he was charged with it and successfully prosectuted but is yet still allowed to teach..

i do think more male teachers are needed but you get one individual like that teacher i know and everyones automatically tarred.

mummyto2mummyto2
posted 9 years 6 months ago
my Daughter is in reception and she has a male teacher. I dont know if it makes a difference if the teaching staff are male or female.

mumof2boysmumof2boys
posted 9 years 6 months ago
my son has a male teacher this year (and possibly the same one next year but i hope not) he's absolutely hopeless and i don;t feel hes learnt much at all with him.

xandsmummaxandsmumma
posted 9 years 3 months ago
i think for kids of single parents a male teacher is a great thing, in some casses they can providse the male role model kids need.

but other than that i dont see what the sex of the teacher matters as long as they are a good teacher.

i may change my mind when DS actually goes to school, and i eventually get my backside to college and think about training to because a primary school teacher Thumbs Up

susi

LihraLihra
posted 9 years 3 months ago
my mum is a teacher and there are 5 male teachers at her school not including the headmaster and the caretaker so 7 male staff in total at the school

gypseygypsey
posted 9 years 3 months ago
at my kids older school there is half alot of male teachers at talias i think thre is 3 including deputy head i agree there should be half and half of teachers

LucyLucy
posted 9 years 3 months ago

becka said:
hello i was just enquiring if mums out there think that there should be more male teachers in primary schools especially for young boys let me know what you think


my daughter has had a male teacher in junior and infants school and i cannot express what they have done for confidence, as a shy child afraid of men (not my doing just was what it was) they have brought out her adventurous side and shes really come out of her shell. I assume because men are more no nonsence where as women have more of a mummy attitude and tend to baby them. (no offence to lady teachers)
just that it worked for her.,

She has the most wonderful lady teacher now, but i wish that i could take Mr Brewster and Mr Long to the high school just for her as they know her so well.

She go up in September.

So yes more male teachers please!

ElementaryElementary
posted 9 years 3 months ago
Trouble is that if the male population don't want to go into that line of work they won't Confused

mumof2boysmumof2boys
posted 9 years 3 months ago
this might just be a one off nut my son has a male teacher and he's absolutely hopless! i don't feel as if he's learnt much this year, he's very pompous and arrogant and as my other DS (who's 5) says he seems to like the sound of his own voice. he might end up having him again in Sept. i hope not though. saying that the best teacher i had in junior school as a man. he was quite strict but everybody liked him.

mmpp995mmpp995
posted 8 years 1 month ago
50% male and 50% female teacher in the primary school should be fine.

milkymummilkymum
posted 8 years 1 month ago
I'm not a single parent sp I hope you don't mind me commenting on this thread. But I guess I'm boyous on this topic as my hubbie is a teaching assistant. And at the primary school he works at their are only 2 male teaching assistants and the rest are female. I am proud of my hubbie being in this kind of career as he seems to click and understand children more than some females do. Like yesterday when we were out doing some baby shopping, one of the children he taught last year saw him and thye came runnin gup and were so pleased to see him. They wish he was going to be inthere class next year but hubbie is being moved down to key-stage 1 which is ashame as their will be no male teacher's/assistants in key-stage 2 next year

matsukenmatsuken
posted 7 years 4 months ago
In this generation, you can barely see few male teachers in a primary schools.Most of them are female teachers.

As for me, it doesn't matter anymore if the teacher is a male or a female.

shortie2shortie2
posted 7 years 4 months ago
When i was at primary school the only "males" in our school was the headmaster and the janitor. Then when i went upto high school i had a mixture of male and female teachers. It was nice to get taught by both sexes. I think theyre should be more male teachers.

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