Dear Theo, Thank you for your excellent previous advice, rather than reply to that with separate points I thought I would start a new thread. Firstly, the application form I'm currently aiming to fill out suggests that rather than fill out the small section on why I am suited to the job, I can attach 2 pages of A4. Would you class this as a Supporting Statement or Letter of Application? Do you think I should start the 2 pages addressing the headteacher of the school or just go straight into it? I'm really interested in the idea of an Executive Summary and I've read most of your advice on the subject. The school has given lists of necessary experience (e.g experience teaching KS2), Desirable Criteria followed by Knowledge, Skills and Personal Qualities. Overall there are 30 bullet points! Would it be inappropriate to pick and choose the criteria for the ES, even merging similar one's, especially as some of the desirable criteria I do not meet (having taught the new NI curriculum for instance). Thanks again. Your help is invaluable.