Booming salaries for academy managers

From the NEU Noticeboard:

Booming salaries for academy managers but are they responsible for a school’s “success”?

What is the justification for the stunningly high salaries and pay rises enjoyed by many academy CEOs and managers?

Warwick Mansell’s latest blog picks out some of the highlights from recently filed academy accounts and explores the implications of introducing private sector pay practices into state schools. What sort of perverse incentives could these practices introduce if based on school “performance” and are they justifiable or even sustainable given the funding pressures on schools?