right, 1st post so be gentle! i have had a running battle with my HOD about marking for the past 5 years! i must point out that i cant do marking, reasons later, however the expectation is that every book is FULLY marked every 2 weeks with * * wish format the departmental review is up soon and she takes in ALL exercise books from a year group to go through to check marking, somethig i cannot keep up with! i know other departments that have to literally take their books to HOD to see if they are marking correctly! whilst others do the more traditional, 2 top, 2 middle, 2 bottom i have asked for some standardisation to be brought in amongst departments at middle leaders forum but this has not happened i feel that with 11 classes, for books to be marked in the way she wants every 2 weeks, that is fully marking a full set of books every night surely unrealistic?! also, she knows i dont do marking (!) and i feel she singles me out whereas a femal teacher in the dept feels she has done well if she marks books once a half term and nothing is said! any advice / help with this situation? please dont tell me to knuckle down etc!! thanks so much!