I have applied for a GTP post in my local area and have managed to pass the first stage (the TDA personal statement etc) and now have to approach the 12 primary schools taking part. I have e-mailed my interest and have heard back from most but they all seem to have different requirements! A few have asked me to visit before doing anything else, a few want me to visit and write a letter saying why I have picked their school and what I have to offer and a few want me to write a letter saying why I want to teach (what I put in the TDA application), what I know about the school and what I can offer all BEFORE visiting. Has anyone any advice for what to put in these letters, specifically the ones who won't let me visit first (surely they realise most people will simply look at the website and Ofsted reports). Also, any tips for what to wear to visits would be great - was thinking smart trousers and top, maybe something with colour!! I figure it would be best to save the suit for if I manage to get an interview.