Just how much deference is a highly qualified and very experienced teacher supposed to give to their line manager / principal teacher. We are told all the time about 'pupil-centred' this and 'pupil voice' that - what about the teacher voice? Instructions from management are all very 'top down' - do this the way I say and when I say. They don't motivate through praise but through attempts at fear which don't work. What happened to creativity and autonomy? As soon as my line manager is under pressure he turns into a belligerent fool who listens to no one but his own puffed up ego. Sometimes it feels like I've gone back to the 1950s or been transported to North Korea. Help!