"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.