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Are single school Academy Trusts paying leaders too much?

Are single school Academy Trusts paying leaders too much?

Revealing the identities of the trusts could place 'undue pressure' on them, the department claims. But one union says academies need proper accountability over taxpayers' money  

 

The Department for Education is refusing to reveal which single-school academy trusts are paying leaders more than £150,000 despite having financial problems, because it does not want them placed under "undue pressure" and says they need a "safe space".

Last month the department's Education and Skills Funding Agency wrote to 29 standalone academy trusts that have paid leaders such salaries. Of those trusts, 13 were "at risk of financial difficulties" and were asked to explain their "rationale".

However, the DfE refused to name any of the trusts concerned.

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