Hi Theo. I'll try to be concise... I'm sure you have answered this in another post and I will be utilising all of your fab advice for my job application but felt I should post with my specific dilemma. I am applying for my second teaching position in London (first TLR position after teaching 3 years in Y5/6) and will be completing a standard council application form. No guidance has been given on whether the school wishes to receive supporting statement, letters of application or just the application form and a v. brief cover letter (I don't think it will be the latter.) Perhaps this in itself is part of the selection process! Use of initiative! I think I have a few options and would like your guidance as to which one is most appropriate and hopefully successful. The form has a section which states Please use this space or the attached form (where supplied) to tell us how you meet the job requirements. You must address the criteria listed on the enclosed person specification for shortlisting purposes. Do not attach a CV as it will not be considered. Please refer to the guidance notes on ‘Applying for a Job’ and use separate sheets if necessary. Should I... 1. Complete the section in the application form with a supporting statement and enclose brief cover letter/possible exec summary separate. 2. Complete the section on the application form with a supporting statement and write letter of application. This seems very, very repetitive! 3. Put executive summary in the section on the application form and write letter of application. I am leaning towards option 3. Only worry is the school has not requested this.... but then again they haven't really requested anything but the application form. Thanks for your help Theo! This is my dream job so I really want to get it right!