Hi All, I have just started my new job as the deputy head of a primary school. Today when I went in to my office, which is small, I was surprised to find that the assistant headteacher of the school has decided to move into my office with me (despite already having his own office upstairs). I now only have a desk and computer, as the other small table in my office now have his computer on it and my shelves have been re-arranged to fit his stuff on it. He is also ordering things like a mirror and more shelving for the office. He has said that he wants us to work closely, so will make his office upstairs a working place for him and use my office as his main space. While I can see logic in us working closely and I have no problem with this, I have nowhere in my office for people to sit or talk to people. 5 of the new NQTs in the school came to speak to me today, but had to step outside to the hallway to speak to them privately. Also the deputy label was removed from the door as he wants to get one with his title and put them both up together. When people spoke to me or asked me questions, he answered for me or contradicted what I had said. Staff seemed to be popping in every 5 minutes to chat to him about random stuff (not work related). I found the whole experience really strange and am starting to wonder if he wanted to be deputy and I stood on his toes. I was going to speak to the head about it, but they have a very good relationship and I don't want to sound petty or cause trouble. He has told the head that it makes sense for us to work really closely, but when I asked some questions or anything he was definitely not wiling to help. For example, I asked him to show me where a timetable is on the system and he said he would in 2 minutes - an hour later I found him chatting about football in the hall with two teaching assistantsand and had to ask 2 more times. I can't help but feel this person is crossing the line and if I don't say something I could regret it. I have spoken to him about keeping his office and me having mine, but he is having none of it. Anyone got any advice?