I am currently HoD in my school, have been for a couple of years and the dept has done quite well. I've been encouraged by dep head to go for a head of KS role which is shortly becoming available. The teaching timetable is reduced from what I currently have although not by much and I would give up HoD. I like the idea of progressing into a pastoral role as well as achievement based but am concerned that it could be a thankless task and massive amounts of work. Not that I mind working hard but I need to know what I might be letting myself in for. Haven't had a pastoral role before besides that of form tutor. Any thoughts anyone? Have you done a similar move - good or bad experiences?