I've been in post 12 months and it has been a rocky year to say the least. It's a one form entry primary school, with a very stable staff. No new appointments for 10 years. I've been through an Ofsted after 4 months in the job, it went ok, as the governors were convinced we were going to be put into Notice to Improve. In the end the school was judged to be satisfactory with some good elements. I was mentioned in a very positive light in the report. This didn't make me very popular. Teaching was judged to be satisfactory. The staff think the school is great and that it should be outstanding. In fact the last 2 inspections have been satisfactory. The last head was very much loved but wasn't particularly effective, his main priority was to keep the teachers happy. The problem I have is someone has 'tipped me off' that the staff will give me a vote of no confidence in September and that they have been meeting over the summer to plan this. Before the summer they have written unsigned letters to the governors complaining that I'm unapproachable. What can I do if this happens ? To be honest I've just tried to get my head down and do the job under difficult circumstances, but I think there are some teachers who are determined to get rid of me. I'm easy to get on with but I'm dealing with some very strong characters who gang up against me. I have very good working relationships with parents and children (and previously, very good relationships with staff in other schools).