I've been reading another post with interest 'Lost backing of the staff'. I am experiencing similar problems. The staff at our primary school are established and are very comfortable. They have had 'control' of the school for many years, the previous head use to just please the teachers, I've been told. His main job was to keep the staff happy. They all loved him and are missing him greatly. I'm not particularly well liked as I'm not willing to be their new best friend. Since day one the teachers have got themselves into a panic and have heaped pressure on themselves. On several occasions I've said that they all work very hard and just need to relax. However they feel threatened by me and are silently fighting back, writing anonymous letters to the borough and CofG. Seems to be a collective. No one says much to my face but I believe the deputy is driving this. It's all a bit of a disaster ! I've been very reasonable and have been quite flexible. The school is satisfactory at the mo. I am very worried about the letters (signed the teaching staff). I've never had to deal with anything like this before. Some staff are even blanking me when I say good morning, seem to be getting the silent treatment from one or two teachers. Any new heads having the same problems ? What can I do ?