A flagship academy in Swindon has paid out more than £230,000 to staff it made redundant over the summer a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
One teacher received almost £50,000 as a payout, the highest of all the members of staff.
The Swindon Advertiser report:
SWINDON Academy axed 27 teachers and support workers over the summer in one of the biggest jobs culls ever carried out at a school in the town.
The flagship academy, which caters for children of primary and secondary age, blamed the move on public sector cuts and over-staffing.
The cull included 12 staff who took voluntary redundancy, another 11 whose posts were deleted and four who decided not to take positions in a new structure.
Payouts made by the academy amounted to more than £230,000.