Ok. I'm not really sure where to start. I returned to my department a year ago from maternity leave. I have been HoD for 6 years and never had problems previously. My maternity cover was a member of the department who was a maternity cover herself but was taken on full time when that member of staff did not want to return, as her husband found a job abroad. My class cover was taken by a NQT. Here is my issue. The acting Head of Department was poor - if I had not come back when I had then things like controlled assessment would not have been completed (as it was it was rushed through in the 2 weeks before deadline with no time for moderation etc. with students taken off timetable), issues of maladministration etc. Not enough work was completed by the 3 Year 10 groups, meaning I had 5 topics to complete during the last 2 terms. The NQT was mentored by the HoD so did exactly as she was told and all her classes were in the same position. The old acting HoD had been placed on an action plan in October as classes were not progressing, there were too many parental complaints, behaviour was poor, and one child soiled himself during the lesson as he was not allowed to leave (despite a medical condition). This has now been escalated to competency procedures. I am being held to blame for this teachers teaching by the NQT+1 who is the sole other member of my department, but also by 2 other members of staff who we share an office with, and started during my maternity leave and therefore do not know me. I am at a loss as to what to do as it is not my fault but working conditions have become unbearable because of this. Both members of the department refuse to do anything additional outside of the classroom such as revision sessions, which means I have been left with the sole responsibility of catching up both GCSE and A Level classes, running individual intervention sessions, writing schemes of work etc, as both of them have said that I am HoD and that is my job. While I am happy to do this I have no support in the department and everytime I try to implement something I am met with refusal. It has led to department meetings having to have a member of SLT present, due to the accusations that they make and their refusal to be part of the team. The NQT+1 is a good teacher so other than informal action plans I have been told their is little I can do. Our GCSE and A Level numbers are the lowest they have ever been (29 have opted for the subject for September, and when asked why the students say their teachers are not supportive, as the other 2 members of staff send any issue, question about work etc. to me whether it is lesson work or not. I hate going into work and it is impacting on my home life. I spend very little time with my family as I am spending all of my time sorting department issues. Our office is a very petty environment with things such as lesson work, resources etc going missing even though I know they were there the previous lesson. I have spoken to my union rep, but because one member of staff is already on competency procedures I just need to stick it out but I am not sure for how much longer I can do that. But I do not want to let the pupils down at a crucial time in the year. Does anyone have any suggestions for ways to move forward with my department and other members of the office. It is not my decision for capability procedures to be implemented. We have a Faculty Head and her line manager as well as the Head are all involved but yet it is me getting the brunt of things.