Just wondering if anyone has any advice..... A new Head was appointed in March last year and took up the new position since September. On paper and at interview this person seemed the best candidate - ticked all the boxes for the governors involved in the recruitment process but ........................ Almost from Day 1 this person has belittled staff, threatened one and all with capability , bragged about having had experience at Tribunals etc, etc. Staff have been shouted at , summoned and b *****cked , and generally told they are **** ! (Actual word used!) Anyhow, 2 experienced - and over 50 - teachers , have now been put on 8 weeks suppport with a view to beginning capability in September , Unions have become involved and it has come to light that this HT has History - has been disciplined over similar issues and the LEA has been heavily fined as a result! My question - how can this happen? Could the Govs have prevented this - known about this History? More importantly - what can be done ?