First school chief to rake in more than £500k a year
SIR Daniel Moynihan last year became Britain’s first academy leader to earn more than £500,000.
The Harris Federation chief executive’s salary rose from at least £420,000 in 2015-16 to at least £440,000 in 2016-17.
When employer pension and national insurance contributions were included, his annual package was between £550,000 and £565,000.
Sir Daniel’s pay has attracted criticism, with exNational Union of Teachers general secretary Christine Blower labelling it ‘unjust’.
But last year, the federation’s founder Lord Harris said he was a ‘great man’ who had saved the public purse millions of pounds. Sir Daniel oversees 47 academies across London and the South East, all rated ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ by Ofsted. Rapper Stormzy, 25, was a pupil at an academy in South Norwood, South London.
Other academy leaders to cause controversy include Liam Nolan, who was banned from teaching this week after it emerged he drew two salaries totalling £280,000 to run a chain.
As chief executive of Perry Beeches Academy Trust in Birmingham, he drew a secret second salary by diverting public funds through a company.
The revelation has shocked the sector as he was previously a darling of the Tory party and spoke at its 2012 conference. On Monday, Nolan, 50, was struck off for misconduct following a probe by the Teaching Regulation Agency. It revealed the now-defunct trust paid him £160,000 over two years through his firm, Liam Nolan Ltd, for his work as the Perry Beeches chief executive.
He received this on top of his £120,000 annual salary as head of one of the schools.
In October 2016 it emerged that the trust had a £2.1 million deficit. It was later wound up and its five schools handed to new sponsors.
In 2008, Nolan narrowly avoided losing his job after he was caught in an act of public indecency with a man at a beauty spot in the West Midlands. He had left school that day complaining of a headache.
Former pupil: Sir Daniel with rapper Stormzy