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Grow up, boys!

WHEN the Teacher Training Agency launches campaigns to recruit more male teachers based on some recruitment executive's fantasy of a lost middle-class childhood (Mr Benn postcards), or which involve the posting of "toy boxes" to men (TES, October 18), teachers should tell them to grow up. They should concentrate on recruiting more staff to their own department who are over the age of three.

Elizabeth Burn

Flat 11, Artisan House

36 Middlesex Street, London El

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