Yes, ILS is correct here. You have to have your Head of your current or most recent school. Well, actually it is your employer, but no-one expects the Chair of Governors or the Local Authority Director of Education to do it, so means the Head. In a large school where the Head does not know everyone well enough, s/he will ask someone else - a Deputy or a Head of Department - to draft the reference, and then just add/take away, change if s/he feels like it, sign it and send it off. Best of luck with the applications - don't forget to read the shortlisting clickables inside the Welcome thread! ____________________________________________________________ TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service. The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars, one-to-one career advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service. I shall be doing one-to-ones, and also contributing to the Job Application Seminars over February half term. We shall be looking at application letters, executive summaries and interviews. Look forward to seeing you!