Data showed there were 146 academies paying at least one member of staff at least £150,000 in the year to 31 August 2018 – up from 121 on the 2015-16 academic year. iNews reports.
In an appendix to its annual report, the DfE said it was “seeking assurance from chairs of trustees that structured pay policies and procedures are in place where academy trusts pay any individual over £150,000 or two or more over £100,000 each”.
Elsewhere in the report, figures show the proportion of academy trusts in deficit rose from 5.9 per cent to 6.4 per cent between 2016-17 to 2017-18.
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