You know a person at a school you are applying for a post at? I have recently completed a form which even with the addition documents, did not state whom, how or where to send the application too so I went to the school's website and access the staff list available. As I scrolled down, I recognised a <u>very</u> familiar name. A friend of mine who I keep in regular contact with, especially as we are both NQT's looking for that NQT post since we finished our PGCE course the previous summer and keep each other informed about what is happening etc ad they currently are working as a TA in the school. Your probably thinking - It's just someone off your PGCE. This person and I also happened to go to the same secondary and plus 16 education setting and therefore had a number of classes together over the years, so imagine the shock on the first day of the PGCE course when we found ourselves in the same room!! Now that I know this, I'm going to have to declare this on the school form but I was wondering if this would affect me in anyway? As the positions are in the same department my friend is a TA in, is it a possibility that they would be on the interview panel? Or, because of this, when it came to my interview (If i got one), would someone take their place? If I got an interview and had an activity to do, they would I assume be also present butmay not be involved in the interview process?? Any information is appreciated!! Form printed and ready to go, just need to re-print the page where I originally putting "n/a" for not knowing anyone at the school!