hi all I am looking for advice from anyone who has been in a similar to position to me. I was a new HOD of Drama and an NQT from Sept and feel that things are really going well. I inherited a bunch of y11s who had a lot of bad history with the previous HOD and thus a bad attitude but feel I did really well to turn that around. It's been a hard year, I'm on my own in the dept and have big visions for expansion namely getting more than 1 lesson a fortnight at KS3 and getting my dept to grow in staff numbers. I have just rounded off my year with a brilliant production which was the opposite of the dark nature of the previous which the head no longer wanted and have finally started to get a buzz going about Drama again that it is more than serious, dark/political and mime work. I'm wondering of the next step and wondered if I should really focus on the production to really sell the success and thus put us in better stead for the future. I was thinking of producing off my own back a review of the production to highlight the importance of it. This is because I just feel this doesn't fit into the SEF's format and really needs to be sung about so things to the effect of highlighting; turning around disaffected/non attending children, reinvigorating shakespeare, I was given a budget of £500 and didn't spend it all but made at least £700 over the 2 nights etc. Has anyone else ever had to or just produced a report. Did they find it sucessful? The main reason I ask is I find it difficult to get noticed in a school dominated by other subjects and heard on a course you should really shout your successes from the roof top. would be interested to hear anyones stories of success in department development.