Who is really worth £20K a month?

College leaders can earn a fortune while the frontline staff are left to struggle, writes Tom Starkey

Money is a tetchy subject in education, especially in FE, where it’s harder to come by than coherent information regarding T levels.

When a story breaks like the one about an interim college leader receiving £173,000 for seven months’ work, questions inevitably follow.

I’m not privy to the hardships and trials that come with such a position and I assume that the pressure and workload are extremely large. But £20,000-a -month large? According to official statements, the pay lined up with market conditions.

Giving large salaries and bonuses to managers while pay for front-line staff dwindles ...

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