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Equality, diversity & inclusion

Closing the gap

Governing Matters

Schools and trusts with 250 or more employees are gearing up to publish their gender pay gap reports on their website by 30 March 2022. We also recommend all schools produce pay gap reports so leaders and governors can assure themselves of equitable remuneration processes.

In primary, 13% of teachers are male while 26% of headteachers are male; a ratio of almost 2:1. A similar picture emerges in secondary: 34% of classroom teachers are male, increasing to 60% for headteachers.

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