Schools should encourage more boys into nursing to advance gender equality, says head of boys’ private school

According to iNews, schools should be encouraging more boys to go into female-dominated professions like nursing and social care, the head of a leading boys’ private school has said.

Philip Britton, the head of all-boys Bolton School, said great strides had been made in encouraging girls to apply for jobs in areas dominated by men, such as science and engineering.

Mr Britton said his school is teaching boys that character attributes which have “sometimes been labelled as female traits” – such as creativity and empathy – “are absolutely essential” to young men.

The school is also looking to get “strong” male role models who have blazed a trail in occupations like nursing to come in and speak about their careers.

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  1. Anonymous

    And are females in general any happier now that these ‘great strides’ have been made? Teachers should stick to teaching and stop interfering with what careers and jobs their pupils go on to do.

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