Absolutely. But I believe the pendulum will swing back in time. I just hope it's in my time. Again true. Though I have to be honest that bullying "upwards" is less common. As to FRK's lengthy posts, I agree with some of the points made, but by no means all. I think, for example, that it's simplistic and untrue to suggest that because a Chair of Governors appoints the head the Chair cannot be trusted to oversee disciplinary proceedings involving the head. By the same reasoning you could say that a headteacher would never want to correct or reprimand a teacher s/he has appointed. I also think that whatever the pressure heads are under it is clearly untrue to state that "Cheating, lying, bullying and self deception eventually become the norm" except in a very tiny minority of cases. And whatever the appearance of a particular case there could be all sorts of legitimate explanations for a head to be moved from one school to another. As Asnac has pointed out it is impossible to make a judgement without knowing all the facts.