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I refuse to apologise for how much I am paid by my MAT

Given the accountability hoops that multi-academy trust bosses must jump through and the huge responsibility of the job, the ‘high’ salaries represent money well spent

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Enough already. What is this obsession with how much my peers and I are paid? I am fed up with article after article about the “shocking” salaries CEOs of multi-academy trusts (MATs) receive. Come on, admit it, you’re among friends: this is not so much real outrage, but perhaps more a teensy-weensy dollop of good old-fashioned jealousy. Because the facts show a considerably less hysterical reality.

First let’s consider the ratio of the CEO to the lowest-paid. Apparently, Twitter reckons this should be somewhere in the region of 10:1. Universities come in at about 18:1, with local government ...

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