I am a new (to this school) HoD and I am having an interesting time with my staff around the concept of assessment. The end of topic assessments (written tests) have remained the same for a while and I am concerned about staff 'teaching to the test'. I've had a number of chats with my teachers along the lines of 'Yes, well we were at the end of the unit and then I looked at the test and realised I'd skipped over topic X pretty quickly so once I saw it was in there I went over it in more detail with the class before they sat the paper". This concerns me as it makes me wonder if all staff are covering what they should be? I am also now concerned about how accurate these assessments are. I plan to move to a system of unseen papers (by staff or students) moving forwards but a couple of teachers are very unhappy about this. Thoughts?