Hello Theo and all, I'm applying to a fantastic school, and have a lot of experience applying for jobs, so I understand how important it is to tailor your personal statement to the criteria specified by the school. This application has me stumped, however. I have two questions: 1.It asks for a "brief separate letter of application". Is a 2-sides of A4, personal statement-style letter 'brief' enough? 2. The letter must outline: ? Your understanding of key issues in the effective teaching of English ? How you would like to contribute to the further raising of achievement in an already outstanding department. These are issues that I always cover in my personal statement, and I feel that they overlap a great deal, so am finding it difficult using this as a structure and responding to the bullet points directly. Do you think they really want applicants to address these bullet points exactly as they are stated here, or is a more general, well-structured explanation of my skills, experience,a and the results I achieve an appropriate response? Any thoughts welcome! Thanks!