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Graduate encourages more men to teach Early Years

Early Years Lead at Wyndham Primary Academy, Ross Christie, was interviewed on BBC Breakfast to discuss the importance of male teachers in Early Years.

Ross Christie
Ross being interviewed on BBC Breakfast

Ross graduated from NTU in 2014, after training to become a teacher on the PGCE Primary course. He began his teaching career at Wyndham Primary Academy in 2014 and has since been appointed as the Early Years Lead by Spencer Academies Trust.

Ross explained that only 2% of staff in Early Years are male, and discussed how to encourage more men into the profession.

He said: “Every child needs a role model, and it’s so important that children in Early Years have that male role model in education who they can look up to on a daily basis.

Every child deserves an outstanding education and a world-class education, and that’s what we can provide. It really is the most rewarding job, seeing (the children) grow as individuals. Early years are the starting blocks for a child’s education and we have the impact as teachers to create life-long learners. It’s so rewarding and so incredible.”

He added: "Without inspirational lecturers like Paul and Helen, I wouldn't be in the position that I am now."

You can watch the full BBC Breakfast interview and find more information about how to become an Early Years Teacher online.

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