The TES is reporting that Sir Greg Martin, the controversial high-earning executive headteacher of the Durand Academy, is to step down.
Sir Greg, who led Durand Primary School in its different guises since 1986, announced today that he was retiring from his role as executive principal but would remain a governor at the school.
The headteacher, who was knighted in 2013 for his services to education, has continuously made headlines for the remuneration he received in return for running the school and a leisure business on the side…
Sir Greg set up a private business, called GMG, to manage the gym, swimming pool and studio apartments that are part of the school site.
MPs were told that in 2013, the headteacher received more than £229,000 in basic salary and pension contributions, but also pocketed an additional £161,000 last year through GMG…
Governors have appointed Mark McLaughlin as interim executive headteacher at the school to replace Sir Greg.
Mr McLaughlin said: “This is a very exciting time for Durand Academy, with plans for expansion of the boarding school pressing ahead. Sir Greg has made a huge impact on the educational opportunities offered by Durand and I look forward to continuing to drive this forward in the future.”
He should at least have a nice pension to keep him going in his retirement.
Seriously though, away from the remuneration issues, what impact has Sir Greg had at Durand, with the state boarding school in West Sussex and on education more broadly?
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