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


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