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pound;5,400

The average sum PTAs raise in a year for their schools. In affluent areas, a fete can raise as much as pound;20,000

National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations

pound;244m

Government figures

The amount schools raised last year from parents, businesses and churches combined

39%

of those appointed as heads in secondary schools are women; the figure for primary schools is 70%

education data surveys

28%

The proportion of headteacher vacancies not filled in primary schools in 2004; in secondaries in the same year, the figure was 20%

Education Data Surveys

pound;56,676

The most a head could earn in 1997

NAHT

pound;100,000+

The most a head could earn in 2005

NAHT

4 hrs

The unpaid overtime that a third of teaching assistants work per week.

Their full-time wages range from pound;10,560 to pound;23,313. Only chief officers work more overtime than school support staff

UNISON

38%

of absence among heads is due to work-related stress. Since 1997, their maximum pay has risen by 35%

naht

5%

Percentage of teachers in Hong Kong who have considered committing suicide.

And 36% have considered quitting their jobs

Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers

1 in 10

Heads who approve of the 'coercive leadership' model of Winston Churchill.

They most admire the management style of Mahatma Gandhi

ncsl

1 in 3

The proportion of fires in schools that start during the school day. Two schools are damaged or destroyed by arson every day

Arson Prevention Bureau

12.7%

The HIV rate among teachers in South Africa

south african government

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