The highest paid head teacher in England has been suspended from his role over what are said to be allegations of fraud.
Sir Craig Tunstall — whose earnings including pension for the past academic year were £374,000 — was suspended by governors of the Gipsy Hill Federation of primary schools in south London. He was knighted for services to education in 2014 and is recognised by the Department for Education (DfE) as a national leader of education.
The governors confirmed that the suspension was pending an internal investigation undertaken with Lambeth council.
A source suggested that the investigation related to claims of fraud and the school stressed that there were no concerns relating to child protection.