Just a query that i’d like some advice on, especially as I don’t have experience as such of the above. I have been approached today by the chair of our local school partnership to ask me to become acting Headteacher of a local catholic primary school whilst continuing in my current role as HT, so i’d be sharing my time between both schools. The HT in the neighbouring school (who I know very well) has had to take early retirement due to illness and has been signed off until the end of the notice period. I’ve had a conversation with the CoG and they have advertised the role, but want me to oversee the leadership of the school 3 days a week, supporting the Deputy Headteacher who has only been in place since September, so isn’t that experienced of the long responsibility for whole school leadership on a full time basis. They plan to have a new HT appointed for September 2019. For me, at my current school, my Deputy Headteacher has been in their role for 5 years and I’m ‘preparing’ them for headship so that they are ready to step up in the near future so this is a perfect opportunity to show their capabilities. I’m confident in their ability, but I just wanted to know if anyone else has managed two schools at the same time and how they coped with the workload?