Why are so many governing bodies and CoG unable or unwilling to take a stand against bullying by SLT and heads of depts, against classroom teachers? Current evidence that this admittedly multi-facetted phenomenon is not just widespread, it's endemic - and just as widespread in the other ostensibly caring organisation, the NHS. The horror stories now emerging leaves one aghast. Would you agree that CoG and heads are in too cosy a relationship for victims of bullying to feel any degree of confidence in the current system. Would you agree there are too many platitudes, and too few quality assurance procedures that have a secure base for them to be worthwhile as a means of protecting teachers against abuse in the workplace from senior colleagues?