This is good news! A job possibility right on your doorstep! No, they don't have to advertise (if in England and Wales - don't know the situation in Bonnie Scotland). Only Headteacher posts have to be advertised by law in maintained schools. But there may be, however, a policy by the Local Authority or the Governors to advertise, so don't just think that it will be given straight to you. And don't be too complacent about the application! One of the main reasons that internal candidates DON'T get the job is that they are too mnodest. They think: "They know me, they know what I do, I don';t have to tell them, it will look like boasting". Wrong! You need to tell them everything, to pretend that you are applying to another school. Have you read the shortlisting clickables inside the Welcome thread? Lots of posters have got jobs by using them. The benefit of an executive summary Dear Theo: Executive summary works- I have an interview taking Theo's Advice I wish you all the best. _____________________________________________________________ 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!