I am the only Textiles teacher in a DT department. I was an NQT last year, and am now in my second year of teaching. (The textiles lessons and GCSE course was previously being run/taught by 4 part timers, and to be honest, was in quite a mess). I have redesigned all of the schemes of work, improved the classroom, and the improvement in skills is evident. The head and second in department both teach RM and Graphics as their first/second subjects. It is a very RM heavy department, but they say they are keen to have Textiles in the department. My first appraisal is approaching, and I feel like I should push for a TLR for subject leader. Is this the norm in other DT departments, or am I asking a lot? Thanks in advance for your advice.