The Grimsby Telegraph is reporting that some primary school teachers in North East Lincolnshire are the best paid in the country – with one local school topping the table.
Three of the top four schools with the highest average salaries across their teaching staff – including the top school – are in the borough.
Scartho Infants’ School and Nursery teachers are the best paid in the country on average – earning £58,855 per head before tax and other deductions, figures from the Department for Education’s School Workforce survey for 2015 revealed.
The average teaching salary for North East Lincolnshire is £38,498 – putting the area 37th out of 152 local authorities.
Teachers’ pay is defined by national pay scales which are based upon teaching experience and location. Those in leadership roles are on a different scale and primary school teachers will be paid differently to secondary school teachers.
As a result, higher-than-average salaries are likely to be a measure of how experienced the teaching staff are and the ratio of those in leadership roles to normal classroom teachers.
What are your views on the calculations behind national pay scales for teachers? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter. ~ Nellie
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