Dear Theo, I've read all the info. I can find about this subject, but still have a query. It's to do with references. I worked for a long time at one school (left 3 years ago) then worked 'on supply' up until December, 2014. I then had to care for my very sick daughter (who is now starting to improve) and I now need to work again (starting in September). The trouble is, I don't know who to put for my references. Agency ones are no good and the one long-term post I got was in 2013 (for two terms). Unfortunately the head at the time has now left and I very much doubt that the staff still there could help, as I did such a variety of tasks, at their school. What do you advise? Has too much time passed for me to ask my old head? Anyone else I could ask from there has retired. Thank you in advance.