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I have filled out an online application form and put the executive summary into the personal statement section of the form. I have attached files for my personal statement and a brief covering letter, but realised that I have no way of signing the form or the letter. Should I print out a copy of my covering letter, sign it and scan it so that I can attach the letter with a signature? Or perhaps I should scan my signature and drop it in as an image in my letter?
I cannot put it on the application form as it does not allow even the slightest editing or formatting.
What have other people done when they have submitted online applications?
I'd appreciate any advice
In the past when I have submitted applications by email I have been asked to sign the form at inthe interview.
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Thank you all for your help
It's the first time in my 10 years of teaching that I have sent an online application, so I wasn't sure what would be expected. Now I will only have to worry about the application form actually getting there when I click on submit.
Did you get a confirmation of submission or did anyone phone the school to check it got there? I'm probably just worrying too much.
I'll send the applications off tomorrow since the closing date is Friday. That way I might have time to find out if they received it before the closing date has passed.
LogiGald you get a confirmation of submission
Not usually, but some dedicated submission sites might automatically do this for you.
LogiGaldid anyone phone the school to check it got there?
Not sure about this.
In some parts of the country they get 200 - 300 applications; if they had to answer a phonecall from just half of them they would be hacked off . . .
Good luck with it!
You don't usually get a confirmation of submission, but in the email that I send with the application I usually ask for confirmation of receipt (and then you do get confirmation) because, like you, I get worried that the application might not actually get there!
On the county's school jobs website there are 4 buttons to click after completing the online application form. 'Submit application' says click this button to send your application to the school so as far as I can make out I won't be sending an email with it. Luckily it also has a 'preview application' button so I can see what the form will look like once printed out.
I'm beginning to wish I had printed it off myself and sent it by post. I'm applying for Deputy Head positions so I hope there are not 200 applications - I think between 15 and 20 is normal for my part of the country, although when my school advertised for a Deputy a couple of years ago we had 6 applications and only 2 of those had relevent experience.
Well I've commited myself to applying online now so I will just have to cross my fingers and hope my applications reach their destinations. At least the schools I am applying to have stated when they are shortlisting. It will be a nail biting wait!
Thank you to everyone who put my mind at ease here. I submitted 3 applications online yesterday. Luckily my LEA's website seems to act in a sensible manner. I clicked submit and it confirmed they had been sent to the schools but that they had not been viewed yet. When I checked at lunchtime today the status line said the applications had been reviewed and the schools had read them. I didn't need to worry after all
Only 3 more applications to go! Fingers crossed for early next week when the first 3 are shortlisting.
Glad it all went well!
Best of luck.
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