Dear Theo, and others I am an NQT who has been working at a Primary School on a fixed term contract for the year. The post is now being advertised as permanent, so I am in the process of filling in the application form. That, in itself, is not too much of a problem: I'm finding lots to write about in the supporting statement, and I'm lucky to know the school well so I know the types of things they are looking for. However, I'm finding it really difficult to find a good way to begin the supporting statement. Usually I would start with some background information about myself and the teaching I have done, but obviously the school know about me and what I've been teaching! Any ideas? I've hit a real block with it - no idea what to write! Any help or tips would be much appreciated!