Hello. I'm not sure if I was supposed to post anything on a welcome board or anything, so I'm sorry about that. But hi again! This week I went to 2 interviews. One was school direct another was scitt, both for secondary English. Both training providers told me yes on the day. Which is amazing, considering I got stuck in a drain at the one interview in front of year 11 students! So I'm feeling very confident, but have the feeling my whole world is going to come crashing down. I can't supply an academic reference. I graduated with a 2:2. My dad died when I was studying, things fell apart. I didn't behave the way I should have. I squandered those grades in all honesty. Since then I've thrown myself into work experience, voluntary work in schools. I wanted to make myself stand out! It's took nearly 3 years to have the courage to apply for teacher training and so far so good. Well I graduated university in 2014. My lecturers and personal tutor don't recall me. They don't feel they've built a relationship to give me a reference. Some have just point blank ignored me. Some probably don't even know I've asked them. I get it. I was a messed up person back then. And ive explained this to those who interviewed me. But I was interviewed in good faith that maybe university would stop messing me around. But I feel like it's all over for me. Has any one been in a situation like this? Are there other ways? I mean my two work references got me an interview. And I was the one who got me the yesses. So there must be a way?