Apologies in advance, this thread is slightly similar to one other recent one on here at the moment but I have specific questions and didn't want to hijack the other one. I am going in to a school as a first time HoD tomorrow and am just a tiny bit short of petrified. I went in for three days before the holidays to get a lay of the land and have done lots of planning in preparation over the holidays. My biggish concern is this; I asked for the departments DSEF and a DIPs just so I could see where they were at last year and they said they didn't have any... I was given a copy of a subject report but there isn't a great deal on there and it is a document that is only 1 side of A4 long. Is it standard for departments to have these documents (i.e. do all schools do self-evaluations and improvement plans) or should I be worried and look to implement these ASAP? Thanks in advance!