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Headteachers: Costs

Question for Department for Education

UIN 142872, tabled on 10 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to his Department was of headteacher boards in 2017-18; and what estimate he has made of the potential cost of those boards in each year up to 2023.

Answered on

15 May 2018

The compensation paid to elected, co-opted and appointed members of the eight English Headteacher Boards (HTBs) was £472,530 for 2017/18. For 2018/19 that cost is expected to be approximately £450,000. The Department has not yet profiled the budget for years beyond 2018/19.

The schools/trusts of each HTB member are paid £500 per day when head teachers attend HTB meetings, plus in some cases, £250 for half-day reading/prep time. If HTB members are not serving head teachers, this money is paid directly to them.

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