Dear Theo, I'm writing because I'm wondering if sending speculative letters is still frowned upon. I've heard from a friend's daughter that her teacher is going to be going on Maternity Leave in the summer. I've kept an eagle eye on TES, my LEA website, local papers, the school website, everywhere basically, and the position for the ML hasn't been advertised. I'm wondering if it's worth emailing my CV with a covering letter to the HT advising of my availability. At the very least surely it shows I have initiative, and am willing to take a risk. Thanks in advance. Clarys.