I have been made aware that a role is coming up at a school where my maternity cover is due to end shortly. I know that these questions will be answered in due course but I wondered if anyone had had any experience of this situation? I believe I will be the only or one of very few applicants as the role would be a demotion for other members of staff and any others on the same pay scale want to be part-time. I'm hoping to be prepared to apply ASAP as I will be back in school teaching over the next week or two. Is the application form usually the same as for an external role? How are internal vacancies usually advertised? Does the recruitment process usually follow the same format e.g. shortlisting/ interview/ lesson? I realised that the pandemic will affect this. Should I write a letter of application/ personal statement? I know I can only be minimally prepared considering it hasn't yet been advertised. Has anyone applied for an internal role in primary?