This isn’t Whiteboard, or even ICT -related, but seems like an interesting project. As someone involved in primary school teacher training I’m quite aware of the lack of male primary school teachers. On my current course there are 23 female to 2 male trainees. I received information about this project today and wanted to pass it on to help promote it.

The TDA have recently supported the production of three films celebrating and promoting Men in Primary, the films will be screen at three events across London this month. This will also be supported by the creation of a peer support network.

Don’t miss the opportunity to engage in the Men in Primary agenda and to work with other men in your area.

We provide the refreshments, you provide the conversation, come along:

12th October 2010
5pm-7pm (film screens @ 5:30)
The Institute For Education
20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL

14th October 2010
5pm-7pm (film screens @ 5:30)
Cass School of Education
University of East London
Stratford Campus
Water Lane
London E14 4LZ

21st October 2010
5pm-7pm (film screens @ 5:30)
School of Education
Roehampton University
Roehampton Lane
London SW15 5PU

RSVP: for free tickets to any of our events. The films will be available online after they are shown at the event. Watch this space.

Men represent a minority of the workforce in primary education. They are less likely to apply to teacher training, more likely not to complete their studies, and less likely to remain in teaching for a long time. The project aims to help this change.  Join up to the facebook group to be part of the change – search ‘Men in Primary’

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