Hi, Apologies if this is quite a basic question or has been covered before - I've had a search through recent posts and can't find anything that answers it. I'm currently doing supply but applying for a few jobs that have come out since the start of the school year. However, these jobs are in LAs whose forms I'm not used to. Ones I have filled in before the summer have all the usual information to fill in, education, job history, etc. then allow you to attach a supporting statement. These current ones have a 'skills and experience' box. What is the general etiquette for filling this in? Would you insert your personal statement (adapted to suit the role/person spec of course) into this space, going onto a continuation sheet if necessary? Or would you simply write something along the lines of 'please see attached supporting statement with further details of my skills and experience that make me suitable for the role'? Or do schools expect you to fill in this section of the form and provide a supporting statement - in which case, what would you include in the statement when your skills and experience have already been covered elsewhere in the form? On another note - does anyone have any advice on what to do when a school asks for your most recent employer as a reference, but that employer is a supply agency with whom you've only done a few days work since term started, and has not seen you teach and therefore can't really provide a suitable reference? Thanks in advance for any advice!