Hi I have been offered a teaching position and references were called but not from who I had put on my application form. One Head (who became acting after I left) confirmed my appointment dates but left the whole of the professional section blank (as he hadnt actually bserved me teaching) They did get a reference from my Head after this. Obviously this has caused concern though. However they also requested a reference from the school I taught at prior to this and again the reference was factual and as the SMT have retired the school wont add to this reference.I have supplied additional referees who can comment on my professional capability at this school. They have called references for the last 20 years (!) Overall they have three posisitve professioanl references but I am still waiting to see if they are prepared tocontinue with my appointment. I have sent an email to clarify which additional references they can ask for to cover the inadequate ones but have had now response. Have been told they may terminate my contract. Am really really worried. I have been employed on the factual reference (retired SMT) before. My Union are next to useless ! Any advice would be great.