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Booting the unsuited or a bullies' charter?

All these proposals do is ensure that teaching becomes a sycophantic profession where unless you make the head look good, your career is over.

What is needed for recruitment is root-and-branch reform. Heads should understand that recruitment is a two-way process, where prospective employees should also be able to interview the school.

If heads get to see my confidential appraisal records before I accept a job under them, I want to see the appraisal records of their management skills and figures on staff turnover, as well as any complaints about poor management.



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