No, I'm not applying.
Husband is trying to pursuade me to do so, but I know "The Truth about Having it All" - you can't.
I can't take on a job that involves running the largest department in school, being responsible for a department of 13 staff and nearly every child in school (thus liaising with about 1000 sets of parents), whilst being mum to a seven year old. Working full time is hard enough.
I need to be able to leave school at 4.15pm if needs be, to take daughter to choir, Brownies, piano lessons, etc. I need to have time to help her with her homework, listen to her piano practice and generally snuggle up on the sofa to watch "Horrible Histories" together and then do my work after she's gone to bed. I can't be doing 10 hour days at school with work at home as well.
So I won't be applying.
I'll just be crossing my fingers that someone as good as the present incumbent applies.
Or better still, that no one decent does and responsibilities are shared out between current members of the department. I could cope with a bit of responsibility, just not the whole lot.
It's a worrying time.