Not sure if this is a wind-up or not. TLR for HOD is dependent on the school but if it's £2000 then it's per year. As a HOD you're responsible for the Teaching and Learning within the department - as an NQT you'll be able to bring you're vast experience to bear when discussing the teaching of colleagues and making recommendations as to whether they should get their annual increments, or go through the threshold or not. If you've been recommended go for it - what's the worst that could happen? If I'm being honest I hope that the school recognises that to emply an NQT would be disasterous in terms of the T&L within the department but that's not your fault. Go for it - what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.... apparently.