Your message is dated 2010, but I was wondering if there are some more recent outcomes of your story. Is the Head now on "stress" and living abroad? The description of your Headteacher corresponds to the one I am going to speak about. So, I really feel for you...and for all the kids that come back home with such a poor image of the education system at this specific school (infant). The Headteacher at my kid's school is such a bully! It is unreal!! For example, parents are not allowed to: - say hello to her (except the few "mates" of hers). She would ignore you or frown (depending on the moon I suppose!) - speak about the school, even if the name of the school is not mentioned, on social networks, facebook, etc... (how legal is that?) . How much time does she spend checking this? - communicate directly with the "Friends of ....school" (only through messages with the secretary) - query why the kids have issues. We are now at the end of the year, and at last, some parents had the joy of discovering that the homework at this infant school was not marked because ....the kids were not putting their homework in the plastic box for the teacher to collect. - query that if a ICT course is given with 48 hours notice, this is only available to the first 8 parents, there will be no more courses. And if we moan, we may never have one anymore! School system can work only if the 3 elements are there and in phase: parents, kids and teachers. The head is supposed to co-ordinate all of it . If she can't, then she has to ask for help from the governors or decline from her position. Why does our Headteacher keep wanting to be the only person in charge, when decisions to be taken become "no decision" at all, when meeting the parents become too much for her? Thanks for any information on how to react & to protect ourselves from such bullying (legal option preferred!)?