Teachers turn on head

28th April 2000 at 01:00
MORE than a quarter of the staff at an Oxfordshire comprehensive have lodged complaints of bullying against their headteacher and are seeking help from occupational health experts. The teachers are all said to be suffering the effects of stress.

Neither the name of the head nor his school have been reveale but Ian Draper, a national executive member of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers said: "He has even taken to bullying the governors...It is not acceptable to be hounded and harassed by aggressive managers, purely on the basis of their hierarchical position of power."

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