My HT has told me that long term, she would like me to take on the position of KS1 lead and coordinator. I'm an NQT this year, however (career change), and so she says I'm not ready to step into that role in September. She has asked me to take on the responsibilities of the role, without pay or acting title, for the next academic year. If I do it for a year, she's hinted I'd have a good chance at "pleading my case" in getting the job the year after next. I fear that she's just manipulating me into doing work with no pay off and taking advantage of the fact she knows I'm eager to climb the career ladder. I think if she thinks I'm able to do the work unofficially, surely I should be entitled to an acting title? I'd appreciate any advice, thanks!