As you might be aware from the twitter feed, I had an interview a little over a month ago for the HOD post at Little Heath. Great jobs like that don’t come up everyday, so I grabbed the opportunity and applied. To cut a long story short, I got the job (yay, er, gulp). In the hiatus between getting it and next September when I’ll actually start work, I thought I’d do some thinking. The first thing I would like to think about is what the department is for. I’ve long heard of HODs being labelled ‘lead learner for history’ and other such esoteric titles, and been aware from my reading on CPD last year that collaborative development and teaching are en vogue. My thoughts on the topic are here.
The history department as professional learning community?