It's an emotive topic. We all know it exists, and no true professional abuses the power they have. Probably only a minority of heads or DHs really are bullies (as opposed to having a robust management style). This is a simple request, seeking practical suggestions - rather than rhetoric - as to how to stop/minimise bullying. This call is especially directed at those of you who encountered bullying as your career progressed: with the benefit of hindsight, perhaps, what could have been done to stop or minimise it? Are LAs too willing to side with bullying heads using capability procedures to get rid of those taking a stand against bullying? Are unions too willing to accept Compromise Agreements as a quick "fix"? Should there be an independent regulator to fill the space about to be vacated by the GTC? Are the odds still stacked against whistleblowers? I suspect that the key to a solution will be identifying a continuing pattern of abuse. Pragmatic responses welcomed - PM me if you would like to be involved in this issue, or can contribute material for a corpus of case studies. Thank you.