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Head Teachers

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average salary was of an (a) secondary school head teacher and (b) deputy head teacher in (i) 1997, (ii) 2001 and (iii) 2006. (111777)

The following table provides the average salary of head and deputy head teachers in maintained sector schools in England and Wales in March 1997, 2001 and 2005, the latest year available. The figure for deputy head teachers for 2005 includes assistant head teachers because the data source does not allow these grades to be separately identified. Provisional information for March 2006 is likely to become available in July 2007.

Average salary of head and deputy head teachers in maintained sector secondary schools in England and Wales, March 1997, 2001 and 2005

£

1997

2001

20051

Head

41,500

50,800

63,600

Deputy head2

33,200

40,300

47,000

1 Provisional

2 Deputy head teacher figures for 2005 include assistant head teachers.

Note:

Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.

Source:

Database of Teacher Records (DTR)