Hello Theo, I have been wondering how creative you can be with teaching applications. Having followed your advice, with a two page personal statement and an executive summary I have a fairly decent success rate for interviews as a primary teacher. However, I don't feel the formal nature of this really reflects what I am good at. I've been wondering if it's worth submitting applications which show a little bit more creativity. For example one school focuses heavily on assessment for learning, and I have a mind map showing my personal approach to this in my portfolio, is it worth sending this in place of a page of an application, or as well as? Another idea I had was to send the executive summary as a labeled drawing/painting of my classroom showing how I meet the specifications every day. (This is for a post as an art coordinator - one of my strengths.) How do you think schools would react to a different type of application? Thanks for your advice, James.