Following on from the first Leadership Dilemma here’s the second on the series.
You are a newly appointed Headteacher/Principal (two months). The Depute Headteacher/Vice Principal applied for the post and was unsuccessful. You have gone out of your way to accommodate the Depute’s opinion and to be sensitive to her/his feelings.
You have been told by someone you trust that she/he is making derogatory comments behind your back about your opinions on most issues relating to the school.
Do you confront your Depute or not?