The end is in sight. I have one more school production performance to get through, a classroom to tidy and a week of questionalbly planned last lessons before the holidays. This has been my first year as a head of department and I've got to the end, several stone heavier and with a new found respect for the summer holidays... It's been a tough year, my father died in March in an accident and it has taken me quite some time to get back into it all. That final bell next Friday cannot come quick enough. How's it been for all you new HoDs?