Hi, I am an Art & Design teacher and recently completed my induction year in a very chalenging school. I had no full time HoD and a member of staff went off sick in Feb leaving myself and the other teacher in the dept. to cover their lessons for the rest of the year. I had a very unprofessional mentor, who also had 2 months off sick during my induction. Anyway, I made it thought and I have got a job in a fantastic school, with a HoD(!) starting in 2 weeks. Thing is, I am more nervous than last year. I am worried about taking on a vertical tutor group, as I am unsure what to expect, and because the new department is such a high achieving one I feel nervous about my own ability and teaching. Is this normal?!