I recently started a new Assistant Head post at 50 years of age. I would love to be a headteacher one day but am fully aware that I would need to undertake NPQH. By the time I have a couple of years AHT experience, and then NPQH (if accepted) I will be around 53. Is this too old for a first Headteacher post? (I look younger by the way, if that helps, ha ha!!!). Are people in thier fifties even considered for NPQH? I would hate to waste anyones time, or my own. I still feel I have a lot to offer the profession - and pupils - and plan to work until I'm 66! If I did seek a HT post at 53 I could offer a potential school 13 years. I would appreciate your honest answers - in my next life I will aim not to be such a late developer Thanks.