Hi Theo. I think this post is going to be quite long so prepare yourself a cup of tea if it'll help!. Here goes... A friend of mine is a supply teacher and is currently doing his NQT year (last term of induction). The school he is at is going through a VERY rough patch and is affecting a majority of the staff at the school including the head. He's on temporary contract and will finish in July...he thinks he might be offered a job to stay on but unfortunately he wants to move on and has made his decision on that. He's seen some jobs advertised and wants to apply for them but does not know if he should approach the head at this moment. Should he apply and put 'contact me for references' under the referees section or should he speak to the head first? Or should he leave it for now and mention it around May time? Please reply back so that I can forward this to him. Thank you. P.S. How are you?