Dear Theo I am currently doing an year long Maths SKE, and have conditional acceptance onto a PGCE for next year. I would like to apply for a place on a GTP and as such need secure a post as an unqualified teacher. I have been given a list of schools to approach by the University. I'd like to ask you advice on how to go about approaching the schools. I have found application forms on some of the schools' websites. Should I fill them in, even though I'm not applying for a current vacancy? Or should I just send my CV? Also how can I make sure that my cover letter grabs their attention instead of just being yet another unsolicited CV/form they immediately bin? Should I send my CV/form in by email or post? Are they more likely to bin an email without looking at it? Should I contact them by telephone before or after I've sent the CV/application? Thanks for your help.