A primary school ‘superhead’ being paid £170,000 a year refitted her office with £26,000 worth of furniture.

A probe by finance watchdogs found the Silver Birch Academy Trust, led by Patricia Davies, spent £4,500 on a desk and £1,700 on a fridge.

The trust runs two primary schools in east London which between them cater for about 750 pupils.

Reported by the Mail Online. You can read the full story here.

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