Church’s Chief Education Officer backs call for more male early years teachers

02/05/2018

In response to National Association of Head Teachers call for more male teachers in early years, the Church of England's Chief Education Officer Revd Nigel Genders said:

"We firmly endorse the call for more men to consider a call to early years teaching.

"In a complex world where children are looking for good role models and supportive relationships, we need more men and women to embrace the opportunity to make a transformative difference as early years teachers.

"Our vision for education promotes human flourishing of both children and adults and our schools provide a wonderful environment in which the hope and aspiration can come alive.

 

Notes for editors

  • A quarter of primary schools are Church of England (in England.
  • Approximately 1 million children attend Church of England schools.
  • About 15 million people alive today went to a Church of England school.
  • Across the country, Church of England clergy dedicate a million hours every year to working with children and young people in schools, often providing holiday and after-school activities.

Read more about the Church of England Vision for Education