I've just taken a look at the leadership team listing for my old school, which was once very good, with students fighting for admission, and is now mediocre and desperate to grab any students it can get. It's also always whining about how short it is of money. Now in my day there was just a head and deputy head, but now in addition to these there are FIVE assistant head teachers: Pastoral care and welfare Director of 6th form Data and achievement Operations and pupil premium strategy Teaching and learning, CPD And, additionally, there is a business manager. AND, then there are a further 36 support staff, the titles of which only 6 or so (such as science technician) would have been recognised in my day. If this obscenely bloated management and admin burden is common in most schools then it's no small wonder that they don't want to pay for decent teachers, or get enough so that they can work reasonable hours. Get rid of all these parasites and then, maybe, schools will be able to employ the right people!