I achieved a position within prep school for my NQT year, as Head of humanities. I teach all 3 subjects, created the scheme of work (there was none in place), create policies, long term plans, buy in resources, everything to decorate the classroom from a refurbished scratch. I'm a one man department. Despite horrendously long hours doing not only NQT planning but all the SOW creation etc., I absolutely love the freedom of the job and the ability to plan and teach how I like. It has been the most testing period of my life and the learning curve is unbelievably steep - as I have no Head of dept. ahead of me, or even anyone else who teaches the same subject, to bounce ideas off. What I am really worried about is that pretty much all of my personal development as a teacher is coming from learning from my own mistakes, as I practically take stabs at the best way to teach various things across RE, history and Geography. I have attended one CPD day which was amazingly helpful, and do all I can to read books on the subjects to give my inspiration, and of couse the TES website. I just wondered if anyone knew of other valuable sources to aid professional development that someone so isolated as me could use? Whilst I adore the freedom, responsibility, and to be honest, respect of kids that this position bringsas an NQT, I do envy other NQTs who are being helped and guided through their first year. I am desperate for some kind of inspiration beyond expensive and irregular CPD days..Any guidance on where to find such would be much appreciated!