I am a Maths NQT in my second term at a state school in Yorkshire. Observations I have had have been consistently good/ outstanding and I enjoy and am proud of my teaching. However, I am looking forward to the future and I want to become a Second in Department, ultimately leading to HOD. Obviously I know this will take some time, and I know it would be stupid to rush anything, but wondered how long it took everyone to go from NQT to HOD, in any subject? Also, is there anything I should be doing now (courses/ books/ additional responsibilities etc.) that would start preparing me for a middle leaders role? Or any other advice at all! Thanks in advance, from an enthusiastic NQT.