Afternoon all, I have taught in secondary schools since 2007. I spent the last year in FE to see what it was like. I would like to return to teaching at school and feel that I would like to take on the challenge of a second in department role. Is there any advice you can offer me in terms of the application and what to include in a personal statement motivating my application. Do schools specifically look for teachers who have had previous second in department roles or are they open to giving opportunities to classroom practitioners with years of experience who are willing to take on the challenge?