Hi Theo, I am currently doing a PGCE and have kept in touch with members of staff from my old secondary school (where I would LOVE to work), one of whom has told me that a vacancy is going to arise in my subject area. The post is not going to be advertised as they have people on file who apply speculatively in the hope that a job will come up so I have been advised to do the same. This would mean sending in a CV, as opposed to an application form, and I was just wondering what I should put under the 'personal statement' section of the form - surely everything in that would be covered in the covering letter? Also, this might sound a bit silly, but I'm worried that if I post my CV and covering letter to the school during the holidays, the school might not receive it. Is there a danger of this or am I worrying unnecessarily?