Hi Theo, I am an NQT who qualified in 2010 but have yet to secure a position to do my induction. As well as doing supply work I am also employed as a part time youth worker so my manager provides references. My university tutors reference is out of date. My problem is that the supply work I do is day to day so I generally don't get to spend enough time in schools to be able to ask for references. I had one HT who says he is willing to supply a reference for me but I only worked in the school for 4 weeks! I also work as a facillitator/ workshop leader in schools and youth clubs during school holidays (some term-time on flexible learning days) for an organisation that provides this service. My questions are: 1) Would it make sense for me to use the Head Teacher as a referee? 2) Would a reference from the organisation I work for be acceptable? I am really unsure of what to do, your advice would be greatly appreciated.