Hi I am currently teaching in a school with a new head. Since they started the morale of the staff has hit rock bottom and some are off sick with stress related illnesses. I recently had a meeting with the head and explained that I was feeling very unhappy and the morale of many other staff was low. The response I got was 'We are here for the children.' I have spoken about this to this head several times and they just seem to turn a blind eye. I have also spoken to the Chair of Governors and they dont want to know either. There are now so many members of staff unhappy that they are all looking for new jobs and the behaviour of the children is also being affected. I do understand that schools are about the children but surely if the staff teaching them are unhappy then this will rub off on the children. It certainly seems to be happening in this case. My question really is does a headteacher have a duty of care to the members of staff in the school?