I have been asked to co-ordinate cross curricular ICT at KS4, as my school has decided that ICT will not be taught to all pupils. However, I am HOD and am currently planning for delivery of 3 new courses (we are a new school, with only Y7 and Y8 currently, with 6th form to come sep 2011). I am sure this will be an increasingly common situation in the current climate! Can I conceivably combine the roles of HOD and ICT co-ordinator and do both effectively? My feelings are that for me to ensure X-curricular is done properly I will have to invest a great deal of time mapping the PoS and constantly observing, advising and training staff. Does anyone have direct experience of doing this and how have you found it? Finally, responsibility for X-curricular is not in my contract, when I mentioned this to SLT I was told that as I will have a smaller team to manage due to no core ICT, the X-curricular element will replace that responsibility! Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.