Would really welcome any advice from any HT- busy as you all are. I started a new job in September and whilst it is not all doom and gloom, I know that long term I cannot thrive in this particular school environment as there is no debate about teaching/ learning/ children or anything in general. The school functions through a series of top down initiatives fired out to staff via emails from SMT. Staff meetings and INSET so far have been SMT talking whilst other staff absorb the information- I have picked up very quickly that discussion is definitely not the order of the day. To me, one of the best parts of the job is missing- engaging in professional debate with colleagues to move practice forward for the children. How do I phrase a reason for leaving after only 1 year maximum, without looking arrogant or like a trouble- maker, when I am neither, but am just very frustrated that no staff seem to be deemed worthy of having an opinion or being capable of making any contribution to moving the school forward. It is a medium-sized primary school that feels like an anonymous huge secondary school. Thanks for any replies.