I recently sent in an application for a job advertised here on TES. I received an auto-reply to say that the application has been received and they will contact me should my application be successful. Yesterday I received another e-mail by the head sent through his secretary saying the same thing. It would be good if all school's were efficient in acknowledging applications, it gives you a positive feeling in the sense that they care and appreciate the time that you may have put into the application for their school. I wish a lot of other schools would be POLITE as this and not leave you thinking whether they received your applications or not.