Ok, off we start again, Luc! Thanks for numbers, really helpoful. Q1 Goodness knows! How much spce on the form? I would add to fill it, but not over-fill it, leave margins top and bottom and sides so there's white space. Actually, I'll tell you a big secret. I couldn't write a philosophy of eduication if my life depended on it! At least, not more than about two sentences. Q2 Yes, that sounds good. Q3 I just don't know what they are expecting, sorry. As you can guess, I'm not too keen on these . . . I believe more in what you actually do in the classroom, so that's why I like Q2 Q4 I think that's boring, myself, to drag all that in to the philosophy or the personal statement. And i remember an occasioin where an application was rejected because it gave us a critique of some recent initiative that we hadn't asked them to talk about. If anything, I'd save the recent stuff for interview. Best wishes _______________________________________ TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service. For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for one-to-one sessions.