A new head teacher arrived a few years ago. Teachers have left in droves (many pushed) and are continuing to do so. The school is a completely different place. Has anyone else experienced this? How long did it take for it all to calm down again? I don't know whether to ride it out or leave (not easy to get a new job in my subject).
I suppose it depends. When our Head took over there was some turnover of staff. I rode it out because ultimately I believed that the Head was raising standards. The people who left weren't being victimised and it wasn't personal. Some people had been used to getting away with murder for years and didn't like the new Head holding them to account. If I'm honest most of them really weren't much of a loss and some made our school a less pleasant place to work in. If I believed that the changes being made weren't benefitting students and that the changes the Head made were unreasonable then I would have left long before now. Our Headteacher is fair and reasonable, we work hard but aren't asked to do lots of pointless things. I know from sitting on SLT that she actively looks for ways to reduce workload and will veto things that she thinks create unnecessary work for teachers.