Firstly, I want to say thanks. I have been following your advice and I believe it really helped me to get shortlisted - especially by using the executive summary. So after 5 interviews I got offered a 1 year contract. I have accepted their offer in writing but I was wondering what the next step is. The head said that the school business manager is off sick and when she returns she will ask for all the relevant documents. The head still hasn't decided on what year to put me in, it is a choice of 2. Would it be impolite to contact her to see if a decision has been made? Also I would love to spend some time in the school perhaps observing the current teacher and the general routine (when I know the year group), would it be acceptable to ask for this? Many thanks.