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Dilemma - who to give as a reference?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by mevdog1971, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. mevdog1971

    mevdog1971 New commenter

    I have only taught in one school, which I joined in 2010 after a career change. When applying to my first school, I provided 2 references - my PGCE tutor, and my mentor from a placement school. After 6 years, neither of these seem like appropriate references.
    At this stage, considering applying to roles in other schools, I will obviously provide my Head of Department as one reference. All schools require 2 references. My dilemma is who to provide as my other reference.
    Would it be best to give another reference from my current school - I had in mind an assistant headmaster, or the headmaster. What is appropriate?
    Is it a problem to have 2 references from my current school?
    Comments and thoughts appreciated - thanks!
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yoda- likes this.
  3. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter

    You have to use your Headteacher.
    Using another at the school you have been at for 6 years will not be a problem. Your HOD would be OK.
    Good luck.
  4. mevdog1971

    mevdog1971 New commenter

    Thank you both. Clear and helpful.

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