MEN HAVE PART TO PLAY IN CLASS
BEING outnumbered by women never bothered St Agnes Primary School acting assistant principal Liam Beatty.
During his undergraduate studies at Queensland University of Technology, he noticed the high percentage of women but was not put off as he had set his sights on a teaching career since he was at school.
“I had a very positive experience with all my schooling, particularly the relationships I built with a lot of my teachers,” he says. “When I was in high school I was also involved in voluntary coaching with some of the younger students in basketball and cricket.”
Beatty says male teachers are positive role models for all students – both boys and girls. “It’s about providing a positive male role model in their lives. Some are fortunate enough to have that but not everyone,” he says. “The thing I enjoy most is building really positive relationships with students and families and other staff.” Beatty says a large portion of males in primary teaching go on to leadership roles.