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A secondary school in Exeter where the head teacher earns more than the Prime Minister is putting its application for Academy status on hold. Steve Maddern is paid more than £150,000 as head of West Exe Technology College.
Yesterday the city's MP Ben Bradshaw told this programme the school's bid to become an academy must be delayed while an investigation into its governance takes place.
The MP for Exeter is calling for an investigation at a school in the city where the head teacher is being paid more than 150 thousand pounds a year. Ben Bradshaw says questions must be asked about how Steve Maddern's salary at West Exe Community College was agreed.
Parents on the school run to West Exe Technology College give their views of headteacher Steve Maddern's £150,000 salary.
MP Ben Bradshaw has called for an urgent investigation after it was revealed that a headteacher in Exeter earns more than £150,000 a year.
Steve Maddern earns almost £10,000 more than David Cameron and £60,000 more than any other headteacher in the city.