Top head is banned from business with school over ‘conflict of interest’

The Telegraph is reporting that a head teacher who earns £230,000 has been told his company is banned from managing leisure facilities owned by the school’s sponsor because of a “conflict of interest”…

Sir Greg Martin, who earns more than the Prime Minister in his role as executive head of Durand Academy in south London, was ordered by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) to terminate the contract with between the school and GMG Ltd.

This month it emerged the school head saw his salary and pension increase by around 56 per cent in 2013 to a total of £229,138 which led to criticism from teachers leaders.

Sir Greg is also director of GMG Ltd, which has been managing leisure facilities and accommodation owned by the Durand Academy Trust (DAT).

The firm had been contracted by London Horizons, which runs the facilities and accommodation, to manage the day-to-day operation of the services in an agreement which was worth £256,417 in 2012/13.

The contract was one of two flagged up as concerns by the EFA, with the other relating to a contract between the school and public relations firm PLMR Ltd.

Since the contract was put in place, the company’s managing director, Kevin Craig, has been appointed to the academy’s governing body…

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