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Dear Theo - Reference query

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by talentedbeads, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. talentedbeads

    talentedbeads New commenter

    Dear Theo,

    I'm currently volunteering at a local primary, two mornings a week, but with the intention of applying for teaching jobs in the future. Unfortunately I didn't manage to secure anything for this September, and I've only been at this school since mid-October. I don't want a permanent role here (jobs don't come up that often anyway) but I would like to use them for a reference. My questions are:
    1. Would I have to ask the Head to be a referee, even though he's only seen me around the school a couple of times? I applied to volunteer through the school's business manager, and didn't enquire about a future reference at the time (thought it might seem cheeky!)
    2. How long should I be volunteering before asking them for a reference? Does it matter if the teacher whose class I'm with isn't in a leadership role?

    I would appreciate any advice you can give. Thank you.
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    Hullo there and thanks for nice numbered questions!

    Q1 Yes, ask. He will probably ask somebody else to draft it for him.

    Q2 At least a month or two, I would think.

    Q3 No it doesn't matter.

    Have you seen all the applications advice, by the way? Ask me - with a tag like this in the body of your post @TheoGriff - if you haven't.

    Best wishes

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  3. talentedbeads

    talentedbeads New commenter

    Thank you and I will be perusing the applications advice in due course!
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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