I have been appointed Headteacher of a 1400-pupil secondary comp. They have, at present, one Deputy and four assistant heads. I have my thoughts as to how I want the team to be, but wondered if anyone out there can advise with regard to some good models that work well? Wouldn't two deputies be preferable - I'd like 3 but budgets may dictate otherwise. Should I be looking for an AHT to be in charge of children's sevices in light of Every Child Matters? Deputy is pastoral, 2 AHTs run T&L (11-14/14-19 split). It is a golden opportunity for me to shape the team, but only two of the five have a wide experience of different leadership roles, only two have been Heads of Department. The school is focused on behaviour management rather then T&L. Anyway any thoughts to help guide me? Thanks.