Leading The Way: Gender Pay Gap
Robert Campbell CEO of the Morris Education Trust has this to say...
The Morris Education Trust is delighted to report on an almost neutral gender pay gap in our Trust which reflects the support and encouragement we provide to all our staff in seeking promotion if they so choose.
It is extremely rewarding to see the work we put in to staff development paying off and allowing all colleagues to reach their potential.
In the MET, the average woman earns 8% more than the average man making us one of only 14% of companies that have reported a pay gap that favours women. In education, where almost 3 out of 4 school teachers are female, one would hope that senior positions are filled by a combination of male and female employees: unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Recent press coverage has reflected the imbalance in the gender pay gap in many industries with education, ironically, being one of the worst sectors. At the MET, there is no gender bias in recruiting. We value expertise, effort and promise regardless of gender. Having identified the need to support female staff in their career progression, we provide bespoke high quality coaching and mentoring to enable women to progress with their careers.