I've just been appointed as Head of Maths in a small, but increasingly successful school. I have inherited quite an aged (fine), but unenthusiastic/innovative/inspiring department. The Headteacher has given me pretty much carte blanche to change the department and bring in change - really exciting opportunity! My question is this; as an incoming HoD, what information would you want and what would be the first changes you'd make? I'll be going to the school some point over the next two weeks to pay another visit and start gathering information. What questions should I ask, and what information should I gather? I have a fair few ideas myself, but am interested to find out if the experienced lot have any good/non-obvious ideas!