Skip to main content

Sexism makes it tough being a male teacher in primary school

Magazine article image

Being a male primary teacher can be lonely. At times, you can find yourself as the only man in the staffroom, perhaps even the first male teacher in that school, ever.

Most of the time, however, you don’t really think about gender. You just crack on, and do the best job you can.

There are the odd occasions when either I or other men who I know have experienced what I suppose could be described as sexism or, at the very least, inappropriate.

I’m not having a sense-of-humour bypass or being easily offended. I’m just reflecting on almost 10 years at the chalkface.

If a man is unwell, it’s ...

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.

Subscribe now