I have recently started a new school in a senior leadership position and have had to face a member of staff (who teaches in the same year goup as me) who is very confrontational in manner - especially in public - regardless of content, if I am connected with it. So far I have ignored the harsh, agressive tone of voice and the accusatory tone (no I am not being paranoid- others have noticed it too) that she she adopts towards me. Tonight's latest outburst in a staff meeting however, has left me feeling that it is time to let her know that I have a feelings too. I am sure that tit for tat is not the right way to go about things but really feel that I now have to pull her onto one side and have a firm word in her ear eventhough I now that she will take great umbridge at it. (The Head was not in the meeting tonight - I will speak to her tomorrow.) Just wanted to find out how others in a similar position dealt with colleagues like this. Thanks.