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New heads of department: advice and resources (secondary)

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Last updated on 31 July 2017
School types: All · School phases: Secondary, 16 Plus
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New head of departments will face a number of challenges as they get to grips with their new responsibilities. We relay advice and link to resources, including one-page summaries of assessment reforms, that will support new head of departments in carrying out the role.

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