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Headteacher reference

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by maths_man_, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. maths_man_

    maths_man_ New commenter

    Does a reference HAVE to be from your headteacher?
    Or could it be an assistant head?

  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    It is usual (and I think obligatory) to give your Head as your first reference, though if they don't in fact know you, they will usually ask another member of staff to write it and then just read it and sign it.
  3. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    This is correct. You must cite the headteacher as your first reference.
  4. What do you do if the headteacher has retired? This will be the case for me after the summer, with my second reference. The deputy headteacher will still be there and knows me well, would it be ok to give his name?

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