School caretaker earns 50,000 a year which is DOUBLE the pay of a teacher

School caretaker earns 50,000 a year which is DOUBLE the pay of a teacher Caretaker receives 38,000 basic pay topped up with extra paymentsHe has been on the same salary for the last FIVE yearsMP Douglas Carswell says Ravenscroft School in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 11:12 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:37 GMT, 16 April 2013 High pay: Site manager Mr Wootton who was paid in excess of 50,000 by Ravenscroft School in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex A primary school caretaker is being paid 50,000 a year – which is nearly double many teachers' salaries. The worker, identified as Mr Wootton, at Ravenscroft School in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, received a basic package worth 38,000 which was topped up with an extra 14,500 for overtime and groundsman duties. In contrast, primary school teachers in the area start on salaries of just over 25,000

OMG! Txts make u gd at writing? Srsly? How "text speak" can help pupils write essays

OMG! Txts make u gd at writing Srsly How 'text speak' can help pupils write essays By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 10:06 GMT, 1 December 2012 | UPDATED: 10:06 GMT, 1 December 2012 Many have branded text messages as the bane of modern-day writing, claiming that the widespread use of abbreviations and slang is chipping away at basic writing skills. Yet a study by a research team for the Department for Education has found that text messages, blogging and social media can actually help hone the skills of youngsters