Afternoon folks! I hope results day has been good for all! I am a rookie Head of Subject and just completed my first year in the role and faced my first set of results with a new GCSE team in a new set up, I have always been a high school teacher, but I am currently working in a college leading GCSE English Lang resit. The upshot is that many students passed and many... also failed and I am just figuring out how to deal with all the inevitable emotions from myself, parents and students. I really felt like I had worked hard on making our team cohesive, making new resources, offering extra sessions, carrying on the practices of the previous, successful Head of Subject.... and it all seems to have not paid off (in my current state of mind)- pretty devastated as a result. I know that there were many successes, but it's hard not to focus on the failures as that is where most of the attention goes. I would love some sage advice from any kind soul who has been in the same position of dealing with poor results. How did you handle/comfort/pacify upset/angry parents? How did you get over this hurdle and pick yourself back up again. Thanking you in advance!