Hiya all, just want some words of wisdom if I may? My head has left the school and as of after half term I am acting headteacher until Sept. The advert for the job came out on Friday. I have told the chair that I am going to apply (been deputy for 4 yrs and I am awaiting my NPQH graduation results). Having spoken to one or two members of the Gov body I feel a little unsettled as I have the feeling that they would like to appoint an external applicant if possible. I have a few questions....I am currently writing my letter..... how do I make my letter stand out from all the others? On the 2 day interview process how can I give myself the 'edge'? I really love the school and want this headship.