Hi everyone, I have recently been in lots of conversations with my HT who thinks I have real potential for headship - as did my previous head. It wasn't something I had considered until she first mentioned it but I have considered it and come to the decision it may be something I am interested in for the future. Her view is that doing it sooner before having chn etc would be beneficial as I know it would obviously take some time to work up. She would really like me to apply for NPQH and it just so happens that the opportunity for fully funded places has just come up - so it's a bit of a sign maybe? Too good to miss? However I am unsure of the likelihood to be accepted - I am in my 5th year of teaching in KS1 and now in my 2nd year as English lead. We had lots of LA involvement last year due to a results dip and I was heavily praised by the 2 inspectors we had (changed half way through the year). I know I need experience in KS2 and this is something I have discussed with my head for next academic year. I have also taken on the role of NQT/Induction mentor for our 2 new staff this year. I have also lead change on a whole school level in my English role. From your experience, how likely is it I'll be accepted? Or am I better to apply for NPQSL? Is it possible to apply for both and see what happens? Any advice appreciated!