I have been in my NQT post for a term and a half, but would really like to find a job closer to home teaching in one of my core academic subjects (preferably at A level). I quite like where I am and don't want to upset the Headteacher by applying for too many jobs. Up to now I have emailed her with details of each school I have applied to (so far three) but they have all come to nothing and have not taken up references. I want to put in a spate of applications over the next week, but don't want to alarm her unnecessarily, especially if nothing happens with the next lot of applications. I am prepared to stay in my current role if I don't find a new role. Is it feasible to put a statement in the references section of my applications asking that they do not contact my headteacher for an interview before contacting me? How is this likely to be viewed by those receiving my applications? Thanks.