I have only been in education for about 3 years and have just gotten married. I’m a Year 2 teacher and am interested in taking on leadership responsibilities asap. I’ve been told I’m not ready to step into a paid position for September, but I’ve been asked to take on a KS1 lead role “unofficially” for the 2019-2020 academic , and that after a year, I’d be in a really good position to plead my case and get the job with the title and pay in 2020-2021. I’ve also started thinking more seriously about starting a family, and would love to start trying to conceive straight away but fear what it will do to my career... Is doing a job unofficially and without pay or recognition worth it for a whole year? What if it doesn’t even pay off - it would also mean me waiting another 2 years minimum before starting a family... On the other hand, if I decide to try for baby stop me from moving up the ladder afterwards? I’m so confused! What should I do?