A post has come up that I'm sort of interested in, but it is for assistant head, not deputy head. Reading the job description it sounds as if it is simply a SENCO job with a voice on SLT. Would it be worth pursuing this as a part of a route ultimately to headship, or would it be more a post to enjoy leadership at that level but no higher? In terms of running the school what is the difference between deputy head and assistant head? The school (primary) already has a deputy head and I wonder about the politics of having one of each. Who is ultimately responsible int he head's absence? Apologies if I sound a bit clueless, this is my first foray into the next level of leadership and I was expecting to simply apply for deputy headship, and then in about 5-10 years headship. Assistant head (that seems to be just SENCO and taking assemblies) has confused me a little.