Normally I would say don't bother with speculative applications, but here is an exception. Is this in a LEA who has a teaching application form on their website? If so, download it. Is the teacher who goes there well respected and well known? In which case start your letter: Dear Mr Griff I have heard from Mrs Smith, who is a colleague in X School where I am doing my Teaching Practice, that there may be a vacancy from September for a teacher of X. I would wish to apply for this post. Include: the application form if possible the letter, setting out exactly why you should be there! a CV only if no application form. Make it relevant an executive summary - use the TES Jobs to find a similar post and use its job/person. Change the first column to something like: An effective teacher of X: Best of luck! _____________________________________________________________ TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service. I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate. New <u>Job Seminars</u> on Sunday 26 June. www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com Probably more in the early autumn ready for the next lot of job ads to come out. Keep an eye out for the dates! A new <u>Moving into Headship and SLT</u> seminar is on 18 June. www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com See the full programme www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars E-mail Julia on firstname.lastname@example.org for how to book a meeting with me personally.Look forward to seeing you!