The counties I'm applying to have a section on the application form entitled "supporting statement" (one county limits to 2 pages, one has no limit but i stick to 2 pages plus the ES). I've been filling this in with how I fit the person spec, my educational philosophy, what I can offer the school etc etc, then just sending a covering letter saying "this is my application" and pulling out 2 or 3 short points as to why i'm amazing. This is normally 2/3 of a page long. Should I be doing a full 2 page letter of application???? Is this why I'm not getting shortlisted? I feel like I'd only be repeating what I've put in the supporting statement though.