Hi I'm just applying for my first teaching post and my friend directed me towards your pages on here. Fantastic!! I'm doing a covering letter as you suggest - addressed to the head and referencing the post I'm applying for but not being overly detailed. I'm then doing a personal statement as part of the application form as to why I'm perfect for the job - split into subheadings. My question is, do I also need an Executive Summary? There isn't space for this on the application form but should I pop one in anyway on a sheet of A4 as an attachment? Is there any harm in doing one if they don't ask for it? Thanks, Vicki.