New HoD arrives, brought in with much fanfare over internal candidates. New Hod has needed much hand holding, is 'all at sea', has not taught in this country for a while let alone managed coursework, internal moderation, mock exams etc. We are getting a little annoyed by all the hand-holding & guidance, particulalry since one of the internal candidates would have done a better job than the Newbie - but for the sake of the pupils' success and our sanity, we are now managing the Dept - with the HoD in tow. Needless to say, morale is low. Senior Management is unaware - and if we were to mention the problems would put it down as sour grapes. If we don't mention the problems then they think all is going well. We are torn between managing the dept (invisbly as far as SMT are concerened - they don't see a thing) and 'letting go'. The latter may mean pupils suffering & us 'fire fighting' as all the issues the HoD does not know she needs to address are left...... unaddressed. Sorry, a bit of a rant. Any advice welcome though.