I haven't the faintest idea! I have never asked for one, never been asked to give one, never been presented with one! Are the schools that you are applying for specifically asking for this?If not, don't bother. If they are, then she writes, I suppose, something along these lines: I, Theo Griff, am happy to act as a character referee for Ms M Milk. I have known her for 3 years, and can confirm that she is of good reputation within the local community. I know her to be honest, truthful and reliable, and to have high moral standards. I know of no reason why she should not be appointed to a position of trust working with children. Best of luck ____________________________________________________________ TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service. I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate. The next Job Seminars are all sold out, I'm afraid, although Julia is thinking of organising some more. A new SLT seminar is available now on 22 May <u>www.tesweekendworkshop32.eventbrite.com</u>, and another is planned for 18 June. E-mail Julia on firstname.lastname@example.org for how to book a meeting with me personally. Look forward to seeing you!