Hello, I have been teaching Drama in the same school for almost 5 years and have really enjoyed it but have decided recently that it is time to look for a HOD post. I have had a few interviews where have been up against exisiting HODs. I am wondering if anyone could shed some light on whether a school would generally look for an existing HOD or someone to offer the experience to? I am starting to feel a little despondant as not sure how to get the experience needed (if that's what is being looked for) without someone taking the chance on me and giving me the opportunity! Any thoughts?