HL Deb 27 November 2002 vol 641 c50WA
Lord Stoddart of Swindon

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What proportion of the 31,261 trainee teachers are men; and how this proportion breaks down between those undertaking primary education courses (14,476) and those undertaking secondary education courses (16,785). [HL 116]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Baroness Ashton of Upholland)

Provisional results of the Teacher Training Agency's survey of initial teacher training providers in England show that, in 2002–03, 13 per cent of the recruits to primary teacher training courses and 38 per cent of the recruits to secondary teacher training courses were men.