Having a new HT take over your school can breed unusual feelings. It can be a very positive time. It can be a very negative time. For me, it was a mixture of both.
The positives included having the opportunity to work with someone new and to learn from them, learning to adjust to new workplace dynamics and, having to reflect on my own actions that impacted my outcomes.
However, it is the negative experience of a new HT that actually led to my most valuable learning.
It became apparent that my new HT and I were not completely compatible. This was difficult for me as, historically, I have always got on well with everybody. What I have since realised is that our values were incompatible.