A. Because he earns £231K per annum.
Q. What does he do? Must be really important and adding lots of value.
A. Indeed some must think so. A most important job at the cutting edge of social improvement, raising standards amongst the most deprived in our society.
Q. So what does he do then?
A. I have just told you.
Q No you bloody well have not. What does he do?
A. Well if you must know he runs a highly successful, innovative and happy educational establishment with over 30 languages spoken with students from a rich variety of backgrounds. All are well behaved, eager to learn and are supported by a team of hard working, talented and dedicated staff who celebrate ethnic, cultural and religious diversity and challenge prejudice and bullying at all levels
Q, Gosh, so that must be one of those huge acadamy things then dealing with hoards of disturbed and dangerous wannabee ganstas. BRAAAP! Which one?
A. Errrr not quite. It is a Primary School dealing with 3 to 11 year olds.
Q. £231K for a Primary School Head Teacher! WTF is that all about?
A. Not quite sure. Better ask Ed Balls, since he presided over Education and allowed a system to evolve whereby this geezer can cream in £102,955 for work as part of the "City Challenge" programme, a further £10,000 for out-of-hours work and "arrears "of £9,317 for work undertaken the previous year on top of his £82,714 official salary. His employer is unable to account for £26,000, which would take his pay to the officially stated figure of £231,400.
Q. FFS no wonder the country is skint! Anything else i should know about?
A. Modest pension contributions of £45,123. Oh and his own Union think the arrangements are a disgrace.
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