I am currently Head of MFL in a school where MFL is compulsory for all students at Key Stage 4. We have 1300 students in total KS3 - 5 and offer French, Spanish, German and Italian. I have no second in department and there are no separate head of subjects for each language. There are 4 full time and 4 part time members of staff and just me to run everything. I have raised the issue of my TLR/ situation with my Head who did not want to discuss it at all at first but has since informed me that she is considering the matter. Should I be TLR 2 or TLR 1? Should I be able to ask for a second in department? I would never begin to expect parity with other core subjects but feel nevertheless that a lower TLR 1 would be appropriate in the circumstances. This year, the only other person in school who conducted more performance management interviews than me was the Head herself. Am I mad?