Hello I'm quite new to posting in any of the Tes forums but after recent events at my current school I feel I need some advice from people who are already HOD'S. Our GCSE results have dipped significantly this year due to some grade boundary changes to the Cambridge IGCSE we had put our students in for, this has now resulted in our a-c for English and our EMMA dipping below base line levels. We are currently a 3 graded academy after an Ofsted visit in March this year so this really isn't good for the academy at all! I am currently in charge of KS4 but on results day I was asked by our head of I would consider stepping up to the role of HOD as our current HOD had been asked to step down due to the poor results! I have a young daughter and have in a lot of ways found juggling my work commitments and a young family hard this year. However in some respects I am very flattered that I have been asked to step up to the job and feel it would be good for my career but am worried that it will be a very very difficult job this year due to results. Any advice from people on here who are already in the would be really really helpful as I need to make a decision with the next week!