I've just had a friend over to help them complete an application form. They had the wisdom of course to save ones they have done previously so they could flick easily through the typical employment history, education, personal statement content as a base for the newly pressed version specific to the present job spec… But seriously… WHY is there no universal teaching application form! I want to campaign for one and save prospective teachers some hours! The reason my friend was so 'stuck' was basically because the present one was in such an awful format with little boxes that jumped about when they tried to type in them that it was a ridiculous horrible construction! Half the time was spent trying desperately to make the application form 'work' and find ways to write in the boxes, not thinking about content at all! If there were specific things a specific school or setting wanted then surely those bits could be in some requested appendix but there really is no need for this massive variation in application form format surely!