Out HT is retiring at the end of the school year. We have explored possible cooperation and EHT arrangement with another school and are not comfortable to proceed at this stage. This has used up recruitment time. There is a credible interim option. Are we better to wait to the "prime" headteacher recruitment time in the spring term? How much better a set of applicants are we likely to get by waiting? Or are we likely to put people off by having an interim option in place (who will apply)?