HI ok, i'm 2 weeks in to a new Head of dept role in a new school and i'm just feeling a bit lost. The previous HoD has left me with little to go on and i'm trying to figure it all out as well as do DIP's and SEF's, but i dont know about successes from the previous HoD or who is just pulling their weight. I'm having to run around trying to find paper from everywhere. i'm having to ask (what feels like) thousands of questions from my department and rely on them a lot. they are apparently a strong team with some good and some shakey results. Some of them are older members of staff and i think they can take me for a ride. What i'm after here is a bit of re-assurance, i feel like i should just know what i'm doing, and i shouldn't be asking as many questions as i am, but isn't a good head someone who relies on his team, especially when we are only 2 weeks in? Advice on what you would do as a new HoD would be great.