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Dear Theo - How to ask Head for a reference?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by likeme, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. I am a supply teacher who would like to get a reference from a school I recently taught as a supply teacher.

    I phoned the school (twice) to request to speak with the headteacher but the school receptionist 'insists' that I have to keep trying/calling until am lucky to get hold of the head (when he will be free).
    I strongly feel I will make a good impression if I request the head to be my referee over the phone than asking through an admin@school email.

    Thank you All.
     
  2. I am a supply teacher who would like to get a reference from a school I recently taught as a supply teacher.

    I phoned the school (twice) to request to speak with the headteacher but the school receptionist 'insists' that I have to keep trying/calling until am lucky to get hold of the head (when he will be free).
    I strongly feel I will make a good impression if I request the head to be my referee over the phone than asking through an admin@school email.

    Thank you All.
     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    What about e-mailing the school when would be a suitable time to discuss the matter of a reference with the Head. If they don't get back, it might usggest they don't want to be bothered and you might have to try a different angle. Or alternatively they might be able to suggest a day and time when you could speak to them.
     
  4. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Or write a formal letter, like we used to do in the olden days of yore.

     
  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Middlemarch " Or write a formal letter, like we used to do in the olden days of yore"
    That of course Middlemarch. I was only thinking in terms of speed- 2-3 days for a letter to get there and then 2-3 days for a reply.
     
  6. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Is it a secondary school? Ask the receptionist what time he comes out of Assembly.
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I shall be doing the Moving into Headship or SLT seminar on Saturday 17th March
     
  7. Quite sure first class post is next day most of the time. The one time I posted a letter (not good at olden day stuff - far too young and impatient) at 3:30pm on a Monday night, I received an e-mail response on the Tuesday night. In my experience that is faster than I ever get responses on e-mail anyway...
     
  8. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Not in my area it isn't.And anything posted late on a Friday afternoon (when jobs are advertised and I phone for an application form) usually doesn't get to me before Tues.!
     

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