School chiefs in ‘fat cat’ pay and perks row

School chiefs in ‘fat cat’ pay and perks row

Over 100 academy leaders earn more than PM

Ministers face calls today to curb the “fat cat” salaries of academy school chiefs, after it emerged that more than 100 earn more than the prime minister — with some enjoying lucrative perks such as company BMWs.

Sir Michael Wilshaw, a former chief inspector of schools, and Lord Adonis, a former Labour schools minister, told The Sunday Times that ministers must cap salaries for academy high-earners. Adonis wants to prevent anyone being paid more than £150,000, the salary paid to Theresa May.

The row comes as school budgets are being cut, teachers face a 1% pay rise and parents are being asked to pay for basics at state schools, including textbooks.

Adonis said: “It is a simple question of morality and use of public funding.”

Read on… https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/school-chiefs-in-fat-cat-pay-and-perks-row-f9tx0wdtr

 

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