City teach­ers among the high­est paid

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

A BIRM­ING­HAM acad­emy ap­pears in a top 10 list of state-funded sec­on­daries out­side Lon­don with the high­est-paid teach­ers.

Kings Nor­ton Girls’ School is one of five state-funded sec­ondary schools out­side Lon­don where the av­er­age teach­ing salary tops £47,000. Fig­ures from a govern­ment “cen­sus” of all teach­ers in Eng­land re­vealed the av­er­age teacher at Kings Nor­ton was on £47,064.

Only four schools out­side Lon­don have a higher fig­ure and all of those are acad­e­mies, too.

Acad­emy schools, while funded by the state, are in­de­pen­dent of lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and do not have to teach the na­tional cur­ricu­lum. Seven of the top 10 pay­ing schools are acad­e­mies, while two are free schools – which are also out­side lo­cal author­ity con­trol, and can set their own wages.

In the West Mid­lands, Hill­crest School – an­other Birm­ing­ham acad­emy – has the sec­ond high­est av­er­age wage, at £44,361.

Four Dwellings Acad­emy in Birm­ing­ham is third (£44,207) with The Kingswin­ford School – an­other acad­emy, this time in Dud­ley – in fifth (£44,039).

In fourth place is the only lo­cal author­ity-main­tained school in the top five – Cas­tle High School and Vis­ual Arts Col­lege, also in Dud­ley (£44,206).

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