I have now been teaching in primary schools for what is now 4 years. I am assistant HOD and head of year 3 and 4 and would one day like to become a head teacher. I have been interested in doing a masters in educational management and leadership but I am wondering if this is necessary/helpful when you are applying for HT jobs? I've read mixed reviews online and can't seem to get an answer to this question. I am very interested in the course but of course don't really wish to spend £10,000 on something which is not really necessary. I understand that I need to get further experience in the classroom, in other roles within the school etc, but since my masters would be part-time and therefore would take a few years to complete I would like to start it asap if it would be worthwhile. Thank you in advance for you advice.