Dear James, I completed two terms of my NQT induction at Easter 2009 and am currently working as a supply teacher, doing mostly daily general cover. I left my induction post because I was unhappy with the school and was not meeting all of the required standards. I now wish to start re-applying for jobs and know that usually I need to give two refrerees. The course leader from my PGCE year (2007 - 2008) has agreed to be a referee. When I left my induction post, I was told that I could use the head as a referee; however, that head retired not long after I left and I am not sure whether I should still put him down as a referee. I currently work for one agency, but I am not sure whether they would give me a reference or whether they would make an appropriate referee. About six months ago I did a few weeks supply in a school and it is possible the head of faculty may give me a reference. Any advice on who would be best to use as a referee would be much appreciated. Thank you, Em.