I am having a bit of a personal dilemma and I am unsure what to do. Honest opinions welcome! (Apologies if this ends up being a long post!) I am in my 5th year of teaching, 4th year at the same school teaching the same year group. I am planning on leaving this school at the end of this academic year (if I find another job!) as there is nowhere for me to go career wise, it's a shame because I am happy where I am but know this is for the best. I have seen 2 jobs advertised at the same school for September, one for a class teacher and one for an Upper Key Stage 2 leader. After nearly 5 years of teaching I am looking for the next step in my career but I am not sure if I am ready to lead 2 year groups! It asks for at least 3 years experience and I have been teaching Year 5 for the last 4 years but the thought of this is quite scary! I don't know whether to just apply for the class teacher job. It is a fairly new school and is still growing so there may be a chance to take up leadership somewhere along the line (this would be far more likely than at the school I currently am) The advert does say they welcome applications from NQTs and experienced teachers. The Upper Key Stage 2 leader would initially be for just 2 classes (1 year 5 and 1 year 6) but as the school is still developing this would increase over the next few years. Do I apply for the class teacher job only to be told that they went for an NQT or do I apply for the Upper Key Stage 2 teacher to be told they have gone for somebody with more experience? Help!