Hello, I'm new, and I'm worried I've upset my HoD. I've been working as a supply at a school for the last three months as a teacher in my non-specialism. I've been offered a contract from September after being observed by one of the Assistant Heads and am really excited! But I told my HoD before I got the job that I couldn't wait to be part of the team, and that I could re-write some of the SoW, as its been on the system for the last four or so years. I also told her I'd be happy to take some A Level teaching off her hands. She looked a bit surprised at this and said it wasn't up to her, it was up to the timetablers who are SLT. She did ask why I wanted to re-write the SoW, and I told her that I felt that the lessons needed to be fun and engaging so the students didn't misbehave. She told me that my attitude was a little surprising. It sounds stupid, but I feel really crushed. I feel that she dislikes me and thinks my ideas are rubbish. I've tried to be friendly but whilst she's always polite, she doesn't chat to me in the Staff Room and seems to avoid me. But I know she has other friends on the staff. I told her that I feel honoured to work with her, but she seemed to roll her eyes at me slightly. I like the school and the students - but what do I do?