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Letters extra: Can't recruit heads? Hardly surprising

Last week our new head (it's his first headship) had an all day meeting with the LEA Literacy Consultant, then another day with the Numeracy Consultant and finally a half day with the School Improvement Officer. The time was spent trawling through test results, setting more impossible targets and producing a thirty page school development plan that was full of incomprehensible management speak... and they wonder why it's so hard to find headteachers?

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