Hi Would like an SMT perspective on this one. After a merely satisfactory OFSTED 18 months ago, a deputy head's stock answer to anyone who questions sweeping changes or makes a criticism is "you know where the door is". It has become a bit of an SMT mantra really. My question is - is this normal? It seems a bit of a morale crushing stance to take. When does assertive leadership become aggressive leadership? Everyone agrees that changes needed to be made - and great strides have been taken - but does such an approach with a professional workforce ever work in the long run?