I was puzzled by your post, and although I don't comment on individual jobs or schools, followed the link. It's abroad. That's why they are asking for a CV first, to save you the trouble of filling in a form if they think that you are not an appropriate candidate, I guess. It looks as though the initial screen will be by the CV, so sending a short letter, see if you can keep it to one side, might be good. Best wishes _______________________________________ TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service. I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate. For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact email@example.com for one-to-one sessions.