I want to make the best possible application for a job at a school I've visited today, as it's absolutely perfect for me. I've read the excellent advice on this forum, so will be producing an exective summary and, of course, filling out my application carefully. My personal statement has been checked by my tutor and the careers service at Uni and is apparently well written, but I'm struggling to think of how I can make it actually stand out as I don't feel I have anything dazzling to add. I'm a mum as well as a trainee teacher so I haven't led the student council, learned to play the piano, or attended summer camps. I've had very successful teaching practices and am predicted a 1:1 degree, but apart from that I'm unsure of what I can add. In my personal statement I've added the fact I've had phonics training, discussed teaching experiences and the specialist modules I've carried out. I have no idea what else to say. I don't have any hobbies that are relevant to teaching, I don't have any experience outside the norm. The heateacher said they are expecting around 100 applicants for 3 positions, and will initially shortlist 12 people, and advised us to make our applications "really stand out." The person specification doesn't contain anything too surprising, they haven't outlined any specialist needs. The Ofsted report is good and doesn't really give me much to work with as they're doing most things right already. I didn't get a sense that there were specific gaps to plug during the visit. Am I over - thinking this?