So, you want to be Head of Department?

It is the penultimate day of term today and I find myself reflecting back over my final year with more critical an eye than usual.  That was my last year as a ‘teacher’, because, as of September, I will be Head of Department.

I am looking forward to the challenge immensely, and I believe that the only reason why I am ready it is due to some excellent people who I have had the privilege of working with in recent years.  Each of these individuals in mind has given me some elements to aspire to as I begin the next stage in my career. This blog serves two purposes, a suggested list of what might make a brilliant HOD, indeed things I aspire to, as well as a list of things I am really grateful for.Read More »