I've just finished my first placement (secondary MFL) and spotted a job yesterday that I could apply for, but have a few questions about actually doing so! First of all, a couple of little questions about the form: is my British Council assistantship in Germany from my year abroad relevant in the "teaching experience" section, or should that just be referred to within the letter of application? Also with regards to references it says the following: "If newly qualified your 1st reference should be from your College/University and your 2nd should be from your final teaching practice placement." so obviously my course manager will be the first one, but do I approach my first (and only) placement for the second, and do I put down my mentor, or the headteacher (who I really had nothing to do with?) And about the letter of application in general: is it best to go through the points on the person and job descriptions to frame the structure of the letter, or structure it in another way while still making sure they're included? Also if anyone has any examples of letters of applications they could send me, I'd be very grateful- I work well from examples! firstname.lastname@example.org Sorry if these are rather basic questions- I feel better for even having asked them in a way!