Hi Theo (and anyone else who can help!). I'm a PGCE student, due to start my second placement after easter. At the moment, when I am filling in job application forms, I am using my course leader, and the head of my first placement school for my references. Now that I have started at my new school, should I change the reference to them? If I should, which I suspect is the case, then who should I name as a reference? The problem I have is that the school is enormous, a primary with over 600 children. As a result, the head doesn't get involved with the students in school, and I havent even seen her yet! (I've been there 2 weeks to observe). Should I name either my head of year, or my official mentor? Would this look suspicious? Should I instead be going to introduce myself to the head and asking to name her as my reference? I understand she wouldn't be the one writing it of course, but as far as I have been told, it is best practice to name the headteacher. Thanks for all your help!