Hello, first time I've been this forum wondering if anyone can help me. I'm a new headteacher, took up post in a couple of months ago in a one form entry primary school. The staff are very established and are resistant to change. When I suggest any new ideas it goes silent, I ask for feedback but none comes directly back to me. Then they talk amongst themselves and dig their heels in and don't really give it a try. No big bust ups just a silent resistance or unpleasant comments written on my lesson observation form (feedback). I have to take quite a lot of the blame, OFSTED (school is satisfactory)are due and I was feeling the pressure and this has been transferred to the staff (not my intention). When I arrived there was no monitoring system or good tracking system in place and teachers were hand writing maths sheets. I tried to change too many things at once and I've lost the backing of the staff. A lot of which is my fault. I'm feeling very stressed and I can't sleep. If anyone has any ideas I would greatly appreciate it. I feel I'm sinking here, things are getting a bit desperate.