I'm in my fourth year at the school where I started as an NQT, and I have enjoyed working there. I have, however, been unsuccessful as an internal applicant for Head of Department and Head of Year jobs at this school. I am in the process now of looking for an HoD role elsewhere and recently had some very positive feedback after missing out on getting a job, but now I’m torn: an Assistant Head of Year post from Sept 2016 is being advertised internally at my school! One part of me says – great, apply and if you get it, it means you can justify staying at this school you enjoy working at. Various trusted colleagues are giving me a nudge to apply too. The other part of me says no – if I land this role, it would mean staying till at least 2018 to get any benefit from the experience, which is quite a long time to put myself ‘out of the market’ as it were for other more substantial promotions elsewhere. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!