Jonathan Owen

MAT chiefs enjoy pensions boost

Top-earning leaders see their retirement contributions jumped by up to 100 per cent in just a single year

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Pay is not the only area in which some academy bosses are in a different league to most teachers. At a time when growing numbers of teachers are abandoning their pension schemes because they cannot afford to pay into them, some academy leaders have seen their pension contributions double in the space of a year. More than one in three of the top-paying academies in England have increased the amount they pay into the pension pots of their biggest earners, according to a Tes analysis of the annual reports of 121 academy trusts that paid at least one individual more than £150,000 in 2015-16.

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