Dear Theo, I am hoping to move back into teaching after several years abroad, not teaching but working for the FCO. I see from your posts that I am to put my last Headteacher as a reference.The last school I worked at in the UK has amalgamated, the Head has moved and I do not know where to. I am also somewhat sceptical of recieving a considered reference from someonw who I worked with nearly five years ago. My HoD and Curriculum Leader are both retired now so I am unsure as to whether to use them? Should I just do my utmost to contact my previous Head? Advice welcome.