Dear all I have just been offered a HoD post (core subect). It's in a new setting for me and I am unlikely to have much chance to visit or get to know existing staff before I take up the post in September. What would be your advice for a new HoD? What are the things I should do and the things I definitely shouldn't? Blindingly obvious statements extremely welcome. I'm often amazed by how things that seem obvious to me are not to others, so I am sure the reverse is true too. Thanks in advance.