I work in a well known city on the south of Spain, in a school with a saintly name but anything less than saintly practice. 7 of our longest serving staff were sacked over the summer those with a great relationship with students, staff and parents alike. That they were amongst the best staff we had can be seen in the facebook page set up for them by ex-students.. My question is to those who are out there in the international circuit is what do you do when something is obviously wrong in your school ? Do you keep your heads down because you have a mortgage and wait to be picked off like many of the staff at our school or do you stick your head above the parapet and remind the tawdry collection of mercenaries they have hired that schools are centres for learning and development...A consultancy company with a Cambridge made up name have been employed by the owners. Who have made their money in construction and are obviously short on how things work in schools but have a feeling for money. This company have bought in bullies from outside to walk into lessons without warning and threaten teachers that their lessons are not good enough. It is patently obvious to those of us who are here that they are targeting those staff who are involved in setting up a school union. The union says we must let the law run its course but that means the vultures can pick off who they want in the interim. The parents can see what is going on and are desperate especially since they know that the standards are dropping. This school does not even have a Chemisty teacher for A level students and we are half a term in. The staff are depressed and wondering what the director puppet is going to say tomorrow but it will be something negative about the school and community that we have built up and loved over the years These newly paid up bullies are calling the school a failure to our faces although we consistently get more than 80% A*-C IGCSE grades. What do you do when the a school that has been created with the best aims of learning in mind is being cynically torn down around you in the name of the Business of Education. Depressed in the sunny south of Spain.