I work in independent sector in admin. I have stumbled upon information which strongly suggests I will be facing redundancy due to support staff restructure and my role being made redundant and this will be announced near February half term. Obviously this was a shock and I have not discussed with anyone. The SMT do not know that I know. My dilemma is this: I have a job interview lined up in a week’s time. The school in question have honoured my request to wait before contacting my current school for a reference until a possible second interview, should they wish to pursue my application further. In an ideal world, I would receive the redundancy payment after 19 years of loyal service from my current school and still have the other job potentially lined up. However, if the potential new employer asks my current school for a reference, this will likely stop them going through the process as they will know I am looking at moving on. What can I do? I feel that the school I am currently at owe me for the years I have worked there and shouldn’t get away with not paying out but wouldn’t want to pass up a job offer. Advice please!