I have been teaching for 6 years now, worked in two secondary comprehensive schools, both as head of year and now head of a core department. I have also been a school governor, G&T co-ordinator, primary transition co-ordinator, amongst other things. I am also currently leading a whole school project regarding literacy. Is it too soon to apply for an assistant head post? I have only been in my current school a year and have a feeling that it may be too soon to try. Don't want to upset the apple cart and all. What do you think? Would current senior managers even consider an application from such a candidate?