We all know that when HMIe come calling and an HT does badly they are asked to retire. So what happens to the poor old PT who lands out of his/her depth and becomes another example of The Peter Principle? The option should be there for some of them to stand down voluntarily and go back to being a classroom teacher, and let them be conserved for a couple of years and then lose their salary. I feel very sorry for people who end up as PTs but have nightmare staff under them or the ones who just can't handle the job and their health visibly suffers. I don't feel sorry for the ones who have a brass neck and can just plod on through it without a care while everyone else is putting out fires!