I've been checking out the vacancies section of different schools' websites and saw some positions which I would consider applying for. However, I've noticed that certain schools are only taking applicants through Search Associates, despite also having the ad on their school site. I don't have access to Search Associates and I'm not confident that I can secure a reference from the principal of every single school I've worked in, like their site wants. Principals change, the years pass by etc. Should I send the CV directly to the advertising school? Maybe by email to their reception/administration? Will my CV just get binned if it's not from Search Associates? Also, has anyone ever sent any applications to schools which weren't advertising, just to see what comes back? There are a list of cities which would take preference for me, due to the increased chance of my partner also being able to secure work there. Thank you!