Higher pay for academy heads

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The Independent Online

The average salary for a headteacher at an academy is £6,000 higher than that of a head at a local authority school, the Department for Education has revealed.

On average, academy heads earn £61,500 compared with £55,500 in local authority schools. Overall the number of headteachers earning six-figure salaries has increased to 700 – 300 of them working in academies.

Figures released by the DoE also showed that the number of teachers employed in the state system has fallen – by 10,000 to 438,000 – for the first time in years.