I recently became a HOD at a new school (September) and suddenly realised I only get one extra free so to this role. And I’m really finding it hard. I never expected so little time and I have been told this is normal. At my old school HoDs has a much lighter timetable. To top it off my one extra ‘free’ is a fixed meeting and I lose another free for another meeting so I’m actually on less non contact time than a normal teacher. Is this typical?!