Well, I am at a loss here, as you are speaking a foreign language to me! I'm afraid that I don't recognise those acronyms. You need to be clear in your reasons for this. What experience do you have of boarding? What is it about this that attracts you? What have you done so far in your career that shows that you have the sort of commitment that is looked for in an indy school? Sit down, think of examples, and write them all down, so that you can gauge the strength of your application. I can't really say Yes or No here, as I don't know anything about you! Most schools would look with pleasure on a candidate who has shown some signs of being willing to move towards leadership by, for example, taking on responsibility for co-ordinating the work of colleagues in one Key Stage, or one aspect of the syllabus. Why not talk to your Head of department (if there is one!) or Head of faculty, and ask them what opportunities there might be for you to do something like this in your school, as a step towards leadership roles. P.S.: Do be careful of typos - or even worse, of spelling mistakes with the dreaded schwa! Best wishes _______________________________________ TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service. For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for one-to-one sessions. I shall be contributing to the Moving into SLT seminar on 5th May.