Let's get right to the point. Workplace bullying is a problem in many schools. HT's are responsible for the physical and psychological wellbeing of their staff. THe Protection from Harassment act makes the employer vicariously liable for damage caused to any employee which is caused by the actions or inactions of other employees. HT's have a duty to train all staff as to how to recognise bullying behaviours and by failing to put in place appropriate training are simply not complying with their employers own policies. My perseption is that most HT's have never recieved approprioate training as regards recognising potential bullies either at interview or when in post and are often as susceptible to being bullied as other teachers. Any comment? I'd be interested to hear the HT's perspective and any explaination as to why they are not fulfilling this critically important part of their job. Don't be scared - feel free to disagree. Has anyone made their staff 'workplace bullying aware'.