So you want someone who won't crash out at midnight on December 31? we ask head Maggie Pyne.
"No, it means being informed and aware of current issues, so you'll sail into the next millennium without any difficulties," Maggie tells us before confessing: "We're looking for someone with a sense of humour.
"The TES is full of adverts for deputy heads. We want to make people stop and read ours."
It worked - 17 people rang in the first three days. "Some people ask in a very worried voice what it means. You can tell they'll be no good."