Reading the paper over brekkie this morning, I noticed another article in which the old fool was taking a pot shot at teachers. Apparently, he thinks that it would be a good idea if HTs had the right to decide whether an 'older' teacher should take early retirement. Now, I know a number of really nasty HTs (I'm also currently working for one of them ) who would love to have this degree of power and would happily enjoy using it at our (my) expense. How much more teacher-bashing can there be! In my school, we are all fed up of having various parts of our day ruined by these stupid ideas from balloons who have no idea of how a school should be run. Are they hoping that by threatening us with these 'extremes', that we will somehow be grateful and will accept the mediocrities that they are offering? My job situation will be seriously damaged by the proposed changes to supply but I'm concerned that this is all a smokescreen. Any thoughts?