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Last Updated: Friday May 08 2009 16:12 GMT

School with 15 male teachers!

Newsround's Gavin

Gavin looks at male teacher shortage

In a lot of primary schools it can be pretty unusual to learn lessons from a male teacher, but Gavin's been to one in Surrey with 15 of them!

In more than 4,500 thousand primary schools in England there are no male teachers leading classes.

And it's the same in the other parts of the UK, as nine out of 10 primary school teachers in Scotland are female.

Education experts think it's important that children get the chance to learn from male and female teachers.

In Wales and Northern Ireland just over eight in every 10 teachers are women.