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Male advantage

Having read Nigel Hall's letter (TES, May 11), I wonder if he trained in the primary or secondary phase. If in primary, where the biggest shortage tends to be, he is surely aware that, being a man, he would be snapped up.

It is well-known that there is a shortage of male primary teachers. They are treated like gold-dust and presumed to offer positive role-models. A man would have to fail his PGCE not to be able to walk into a job. As a mature female teacher who gave up a steady salary to follow a dream, I worry that my dream may become a nightmare.

Susan Penter Leeds

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