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Teachers: Males

Question for Department for Education

UIN 105290, tabled on 19 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the recruitment of more male teachers.

Answered on

27 October 2020

The Department is working to increase the diversity of the teaching workforce. In October 2018, we published our Statement of Intent, setting out the Department's commitment to increasing the diversity of the teaching workforce. The Department wants to see improved pathways and a workforce that supports the progression and retention of all teachers, regardless of their gender.

The Department’s ‘Teaching – Every Lesson Shapes A Life’ recruitment campaign is targeted at audiences of students, recent graduates and potential career changers inclusive of all genders, and the Department takes every effort to ensure that our advertising is fully reflective of this across the full range of marketing materials we use.