I have had an interview for a catholic school and all went well. However, i have now hit a brick wall when it comes to providing the name of a referee to the Church Rep (Marna Clarke). She wouldn't accept a reference from a teacher friend of mine (who is catholic) and said my ref had to be my Parish Priest. As a non-practising catholic this is impossible. For all they say that you dont have to be catholic to teach in a catholic school, you obviously do have to attend church of some description in order to get the priest/minister to provide a reference as to your religious character. Is there anyone who has managed to get a job in a catholic school who is not a catholic or church-goer? if so, who gave you a reference??? At my interview i explained i was brought up a catholic but do not attend Mass and this seemed to be accepted. the school is now not making a decision about who gets the job (there were only 5 of us) until they get this reference OK'd by the Church Rep. Help!!! I really feel I am in with a good chance of getting this job but this , in my view discrimination, is about to scupper everything.