The term ‘toxic school’ will mean different things for different people. Most people experience day to day workplace ‘gripes’ but when does this turn into toxicity? It may be that just one person is finding a school toxic because of their individual circumstances or the majority of the staff may share this opinion. Use the 10 key indicators in this article to support you when reflecting on your work environment.
Lynn How reflects on when things go really bad. She recalls when she had to ‘bite the bullet’ and admit that she needed to leave a school.
She’s also enlisted the advice of other teachers who have experienced toxicity in the hopes of others avoiding it.