Hello Theo. Having scrutinized your advice and attempting to follow it to the letter, now I've posted my application off I think I've ballsed it up! As my application required a personal statement of 'no more than 2 sides of A4' and my executive summary took up one side, I only wrote a short personal statement on one side of A4. In the first paragraph I talked about the school I was applying to and why I wanted the role, and the second paragraph some of my personal qualities and how I'm looking for a new challenge etc. I decided that since all the Person Spec stuff was covered in my E.S. there was no point re-iterating it all in the letter. Now I'm thinking I should have. Darn it! Have I scuppered my chances or do you think my lovely E.S. and personalised statement will cut it?