Hi, I've recently been appointed Principal of an academy which has been placed on special measures a few months ago (I've started post inspection therefore wasn't in charge at the time). However it is coming up my second month in the role and having previous HT experience I have never come across such an atmosphere! Members of staff fully support my ideas and wishes but yet still seem to not want change bearing in mind that is what they agreed they would want, I haven't made any ridiculous changes but I have made it known to staff and students that it's time to for 'socks to be pulled up'. In my first week I held an assembly for the whole school and separate assembly's for each year group explaining that classrooms standards will be changing. I also made the decision to lock the sixth form common room as the previous head wasn't interested to what was happening in there - this however has caused a major conflict strangely from the staff than the sixth form? I have hit the ground running, the staff, students and parents was more than aware of the changes ahead as I regularly visited the academy before I started. I haven't made any staffing changes as of yet, however this is on my agenda, I have several lazy and un-passionate members of teaching staff, some of which has been given formal warnings but yet their attitude hasn't appeared to change. This is starting to become an increasing worry for me now as I hope to make more changes as they are urgently required, I announced today in a weekly staff meeting that certain aspects are becoming unacceptable and today alone have already called 3 members of under performing staff into my office. Starting to think that maybe I'm doing something wrong?