Headteachers’ salaries in Kirklees from £44k to £105k
Nov 19 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
TWO Kirklees headteachers earn more than £100,000 – with one of them being paid £105,000.
Figures obtained by the Examiner under a Freedom of Information request, reveal the amounts earned by headteachers in primary, middle and secondary schools.
Of the 146 primary headteachers in Kirklees, 124 earn between £50,000 and £74,999 and just one earns between £75,000 and £99,000.
There are none who earn more than £100,000.
The lowest amount earned by a headteacher at a Kirklees primary school is £44,525.
There are 27 secondary headteachers in Kirklees, including middle schools, and 14 of those earn between £75,000 and £99,999. Eleven earn between £50,000 and £74,999.
Some work part time, but the figures are for full time equivalent salaries.
None of the teachers have been named.
Howard Roberts, general secretary of Kirklees NUT, said the general levels of secondary school headteachers’ pay was well within the ranges of that paid to colleagues across the region, with headteachers in larger authorities such as Leeds and Bradford probably earning considerably more.
He said that for a headteacher of a large secondary school with more than 1,200 pupils, hundreds of staff and a multi-million pound budget, £105,000 was not particularly excessive.
But he said the £44,000 figure for a primary school headteacher was low and was only just above the levels of a class teacher in some areas.
He added that there were some very small schools in Kirklees.
“I’m surprised that a primary headteacher is earning between £75,000 and £99,000,’’ he said. “But there are some primary schools in Kirklees with well over 500 pupils.’’