I have been a deputy for the past 4 years and recently achieved the npqh. I want to move my career on as soon as possible and would like to take up my first headship. The trouble is that I want to also have more children in the next year or two and therefore don't want to take up a headship and then go on maternity leave! I have thought about secondment as a head to another school for a fixed period but haven't found any opportunities for this in my area. What other options are there for career development? Ideally I want to move on from my school this year but don't want to really take another deputy post. Any advice would be great!