Head teachers say the pay levels of all school staff in England, including academy bosses, should be in a fairer framework to stop “fat cat” pay gaps.
The chief executive of the Harris Federation was revealed last week to have become the first in the state sector to earn £500,000.
The National Association of Head Teachers wants more transparency over spending “public money”.
The Department for Education has written to 29 trusts about high pay.
But the academy trusts asked to explain their levels of pay, where bosses earn over £150,000, have only been small, single-school trusts.
The much bigger multi-academy trusts, including Harris, have so far been exempt from this challenge over how much they pay their bosses and managers.
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