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Salary boost for academy heads

30 April 2012

According to the Independent the Department for Education has revealed that academy heads are on average paid £6,000 more than their maintained school counterparts - £61,500 as opposed to £55,000. With the freedoms that come with academy status (and heavily promoted by Government when encouraging schools to convert), one must expect the freedom to pay competitive rates to all staff to be utilised by many academies. In the TES Professor Howson of EDS put his views clearly on the general position: “whatever one thinks of politicians, it seems wrong that the head of any academy can expect to earn twice the salary of the shadow secretary of state for schools.”

Whether you share this view or not, expect to see more divided opinion as academies make the most of the freedoms given to them.

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