Hi Theo, I am an experienced HoD in a new school, and I think it isn't the place for me. Most of my classes are far more challenging than I'd expected. I've been given support but many of the suggested solutions simply go against the grain for me: I feel like it's about crowd control and teaching in sound bites. I was very successful in my past school ( which wasn't the easiest, either), and exam results improved considerably by the time I left. That was achieved by a real team focus on setting high academic expectations and promoting a genuine love of Literature: I was lucky to work in a place where that was possible, despite the pressures we all face. I know it's early days, but I do think this isn't the school for me. My question is, how much might it count against me, if I leave at Easter or the end of the year? I've never left a job after a year or less before. I'm usually tenacious, but life is short and blood pressure high.... Thank you in advance for your advice.