Principles for setting MAT CEO pay

5 Dec

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Principles for setting MAT CEO pay

5 Dec

Robert Hill's blog

The revelation by TES news at the end of October that 121 academy trusts in 2015/16 paid at least one employee more than £150,000 reignited a fierce debate about the governance of the MAT sector. It’s not just the headline figures that have exercised critics – they have also highlighted four underlying concerns:

  • the number of those in receipt of a salary higher than £150,000 is rising fast: up from 71 to 121 in one year. That may reflect the growth in the academy sector but is still worrying in terms of what it implies for the executive wage bill of a fully mature MAT sector ;
  • the rate of annual increase for a significant proportion of these highest paid employees is way above inflation: a quarter received an increase of 10 per cent or more in 2015/16;
  • some CEOs on the list were responsible for just three of four…

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What kind of uni lecturer do you want to be? My top ten mission statement tips 

15 Nov

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A Pre-Feedback Worksheet: From Finding Fault to Useful Feedback

14 Nov

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Isle of Wight shows the way forward, by renationalising a school

14 Nov

Disappointed Idealist

When I moved to the Isle of Wight last year, I used to quip to confused Londoners that, as a historian, I was very much looking forward to moving to the 1950s. During the General Election campaign I was the Labour candidate, and when the frothing Tory press accused Labour of wanting to take the country back to the seventies, I suggested that on the Island this counted as a Great Leap Forward of dangerously radical proportions. My political advisor (oh, ok, my wife – the Labour Party on the Isle of Wight doesn’t have political advisors) told me that humour has its place in election campaigns, but that place isn’t coming from the mouth of candidates. So I shut up.


These jokes are, of course, more than a little unfair on my adopted home, given its past record of hosting Marconi’s work on early radio, and the British rocket…

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Isle of Wight shows the way forward, by renationalising a school

14 Nov

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Joint Research Project 2017/18

14 Nov

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