I have been in education for many years and dealt with a range of SEN pupils but not really those you would consider 'extreme' in their behaviour; I have taught students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, aspergers and some with physical disabilities. In other words, I have worked in secondary and non selective independent schools. I am looking at a very small independent school where they want a subject specialist to work with very small classes. Having worked in independent schools I am used to very small groups; even one on one tuition and I fit the bill in every other respect of what they need (I am even pretty stocky and well built which is hard to explain eloquently against the 'physically fit' requirement of restraint/intervention). I am more than willing to undergo the necessary training (already have PGCE in FE, QTS and an MA) and this is an area of teaching I would like to move into. Experience of working with SEN/EBD pupils is in their desirable list but I really want to give this my best shot, however I wont lie or embellish how much experience I have had. Any suggestions for how to approach the application/covering letter? I feel confident that, if I can get an interview, I can impress with my enthusiasm, personality and subject experience but don't want this element to let me down.... I already spoke to the Head who encouraged me to apply based on my background and experience and I am arranging a visit for next week but the deadline is approaching so I want to get it ready in plenty of time.