Hi all I have a question about the salary one can expect as a HoD in MFL. I am approaching the end of my third year in teaching and have just been offered HoD following restructuring in the school. MFL has had no leadership/direction since I took up the post and there is nothing in place with regards to SoW or departmental policies. Although this is a big school, the MFL department is small, comprising two full time members of staff and a part time colleague who is currently under-utilised, teaching only 7 hours of MFL per week. The school lost A Level before I started and KS4 languages was offered only to the very able students. As such numbers have been low at GCSE. However, the demands on staff have been huge with year groups of 250 being divided between 2.5 staff. Last year alone I was teaching 13 different groups. Since my arrival, French has been phased out in favour of Spanish even though ALL colleagues offer French, two are French-specialists and only one has any formal qualification in Spanish. Anyway, due to EBacc etc. there are plans to develop the department (including new staff) and introduce a second language. With few resources in terms of course books etc. and little recent experience teaching anyting other then Spanish, this seems quite an exciting/daunting task. Well, with Ofsted looming and a department in need of leadership, I have been offered the position and was initially very excited. However, I do not want to become a scapegoat for departmental issues when Ofsted arrive and nor do I want the responsibility of resurrectinng a marginalised subject area without a reasonable pay rise. My question quite simply is how much should I expect to receive in terms of TLR points? I know schools can make their own decisions and I realise that Heads of small departments cannot expect the same money as those leading 'bigger' subjects. However, I do feel this position represents a big challenge and the plan is to develop the department significantly. Nothing has been mentioned about money as yet but I feel I will be offered the minimum and I wonder if I do not have a case to request more. Can HoDs access TLR1 or should I expect TLR2. Obviously the experience alone is incentive enough to accept the post (money is an added bonus) but I wonder if I should expect more than £2,500 (the lower payment threshold in TLR2). Thanks in advance for your feedback p.s. I hope this query is not one that has been answered elsewere - I did search the forum but found nothing!