A growing number of men are opting for careers as primary school teachers, according to a Brighouse-based specialist education recruitment agency.Latest figures from Provide Education show that 15 per cent of the teachers they now place in primary school jobs across the region are men.

The recruitment agency, which is launching its annual recruitment drive to sign up more newly qualified teachers this month, expects to see even more male primary teachers joining the profession this year.

Jamie Brammer, pictured, joined Provide Education as a supply teacher in 2015.

He said: “Teaching is hard work, but incredibly rewarding – you just need to go in with open eyes.

“I do think children need a balance of male and female role models and I’ve been welcomed into the profession.”