Hi, I am applying for a management position in a sixth form centre, I am currently Second in Faculty in a secondary school,(but was acting HOF for a maternity leave for a year) and I tick all the boxes on the person specification list. I have two questions. 1) Due to major restructuring I am losing not only my Second in Faculty status (the school is joining faculties to save money) but I am also losing my sixth form teaching as the partnership between schools has been dissolved, This wasnt the school or position I came to six years ago and I could be grumpy about it but as an eternal optimist I see it as an opportunity to move on and up. How do I say why I am appling without sounding negative? 2) In addition to the letter of appplication section, which I am working on thanks to the excellent Jobseekers advice pages, there is a section (3/4 of a A4) which asks ''outline your key professional successes within the last three years'' my desire to get this right is fugging my brain! I am presuming they want exam results, running faculty as Acting HOF, mentoring NQT's, delivering staff INSET etc. Is it OK to repeat some of the things for the main letter? Anything else I havent thought of adding? Should it be bullet points or paragraphs?