At our previous school we had quite a few local staff as mainstream class and subject teachers. As they see the parade of heads marching along, each with their own ideas for change and improvements, they suffer the results of theses temporary schemes. Heads whiz through creating chaos in their selfish pursuit of personal glory which lasts for the two or three years they plan to stay. They then step up on the ladder leaving the school, not in better condition, because in that time they’ve swept out the teachers that weren’t on board and brought in their own crew. This crew may stay on after that head leaves only to be caught up in the wake of the new head who just repeats the same thing. In the meantime, the local teachers, who live and breathe this school and don’t have the same opportunities to leave, ride wave after wave of changing heads and their new ideas. It’s painful for them, as we’ve recently been made aware. Their heart and soul are in that school. We just didn’t get that attached, we left when we didn’t like it anymore. The local staff gets treated like second class people, just the locals, who get half the salary though they may have twice the experience, overseas advanced degrees and an actual stake in the success of the school. So much instability is stressful, yet they soldier on. Your thoughts??