At my current school, I have recently been offered to be Head of Year 7 for the next academic year. But, I am beginning to think if this is the right move for me. But since then, there hasn't been anyone who has applied for HoD and the Subject Leader, English is actually on maternity leave until Sept. She will be returning as SL for English in Sept for part-time. So in theory, right now, there's actually no one running the HoD as such - there is our SL, Media but he has no plans to apply for HoD, English after only securing the SL 2 years ago. So, I can either return as HoD or accept the HoY. I feel as though I'm a bit too comfortable to change positions and I am thinking of leaving the profession in 2 years time when my youngest goes off to school for the first time. I resigned in December, and my head as said he has received 1 application for HoD since but he wasn't suitably qualified. Since then, no one has applied. He is getting worried as this Easter is used for the first drafts of timetabling for 16/17. With no-one to actually do it, the dept. is getting a bit restless about what classes and etc they will be having. I feel like HoY would be a new challenge for me and it's exciting to think about being responsible for a brand new cohort. However, I feel as though to be HoY, you'd need to stick it out from Year 7 to Year 11 and I know I will not spend more than the next 5 years in teaching. I think it would be unfair to the year group to leave half way through their school career, if that. I'm sure if I declined HoY, there's bound to be someone to fill it in. I know the current Achievement Coordinator Year 11 wants HoY7, but she's stuck between that and HoD, Social Sciences. I just don't know what to do! I am a little bit sick and tired of the relentless subject meetings, reviews, and all the rest of it in HoD - but I still enjoy 60% of it. I'm a bit reluctant to give up my sixth form tutor group too! But the idea of HoY sounds very new and exciting! Help!