. It's Peak Period for SLT posts now for September 2016. When to apply for Senior Leadership Posts If that's what you are going to be doing over the next few weeks, you may find it helpful to read the applications advice articles in the Professional Advice Hub. Here are the links - I've included some links that are not relevant to SLT applications, for the benefit of anyone else reading this. 2. Applying for a job in a school I suggest that you read these in this order NQTs start here! *** N.B. *** Do I have to tell my Head I am applying elsewhere? Pre-application visits to schools Why you should always include an E.S. in an application How to get shortlisted for a teaching job *** The basic advice*** How NOT to get shortlisted How do schools shortlist candidates? Common errors found in applications The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth! Who should be my referees? Can I see my references? Can your Head write a negative reference for you? Or refuse to write one? Can you see what was written... ***NEW *** Step-by-step: How to write an E.S. *** More basic advice *** Executive summaries - where to start when no person specification Person Spec too long - how do I do an E.S.? And where do I put it? *** Beginners start here *** Application form: how to present long list of posts outside education How can I provide details of examination results? Can I omit, on an application, a period spent teaching abroad? No CPD to put on the application form! 5 common errors in applications And if you are in BETT next Saturday at 10.45, come along to the TES stand (B463) where I shall be giving an informal talk on How to avoid the big mistakes when applying for a teaching job. I'll hang around for a little while after to answer any questions, or just to say Hullo. Best wishes .