Should there be a salary cap in education?
The GMB union has described as "outrageous" the salary of a head teacher who was paid more than the prime minister last year. How much is too much for good teachers?
Mark Elms, from Tidemill Primary School in south London, received more than £200,000 in salary, bonuses and backdated payments - £51,957 of which was from a 2008/09 Labour government plan to tackle underachievement in disadvantaged areas.
The top of the pay scale for head teachers is £109,000 for those working in the largest London state schools, but governors are allowed to offer more.
Does education need salary capping? Should governors have the power to increase staff bonuses? Is the prime minister's salary a fair yardstick by which to compare payment in other professions?
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