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£70,000 SUPERHEAD DEAL AT FAILED INNER LONDON SCHOOL

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Britain's first£70,000 a year superhead has been appointed, reported The Observer (p9). He will take charge of a f...
Britain's first£70,000 a year superhead has been appointed, reported The Observer (p9). He will take charge of a failing school in new Labour's Islington heartland and transform it into a Fame-style

academy for the arts and media.

Torsten Friedag, a 47-year-old German technology specialist, will become the highest paid state school teacher in the country in January when he takes over the headship of George Orwell School,

two years after it was first failed by inspectors.

The former vice principal of the BRIT School for Performing Arts in Croydon hopes to gain the support of the dozens of TV and film companies scattered around north London. He believes the

vocational approach will motivate the disaffected children from local council estates as well as attracting the middle class children of professionals who have traditionally shunned inner-city schools.

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