Good evening, I am about to apply for an overseas position and one of the requirements is to provide 2 references. I know who I am going to ask - current headteacher obviously being one of them. The issue that I have is that the closing date for the application is Friday and my school is still on Christmas break. I would prefer to discuss this with my current head and head of department in person as that is only courteous, however we don't return back to school until Monday. Should I email them and let them know I am looking at other jobs or just wait until Monday and hope that the school doesn't long/short list too quickly? Thank you.