Hello, I qualified in 2017 after a SCITT year. Prior to that I worked for 6 months at the same school as a TA - I was hired on the understanding i would go on to train as a teacher. Before that, I worked for just less than a year at a bank, plus some other assorted jobs (graduated uni in 2012 so it took me a few years to decide on my career path). The job I'd like to apply for is asking for three references, which I wasn't expecting. I can give my current headteacher plus my partner teacher who is also my line manager and assistant head. But I'm a bit stuck for the third. I could try to contact my old bank manager (could be tricky in itself as we didn't keep in touch) but I know that the bank refers all reference requests to their HR department and won't do more than confirm I worked for them. Another option I've considered is asking my professional mentor, who I had contact with during my training year, but that was now nearly 4 years ago. We saw each other weekly at seminars, she was a bit like a university tutor in some ways, and I think she did a visit in my NQT year, but I wouldn't say we had tons of contact. I don't know if it would seem a bit odd to contact her out of the blue to ask, plus whether she could really comment on my capabilities as I think she only saw me teach a handful of times and not since 2017. The third option I considered is just asking someone else fro my current school, like my phase leader from last year, but then I've got three from the same place which could look a bit strange. Then again it's obvious from my CV that this has been my only teaching job. This is the first time I'm actually applying for a teaching post as a teacher so I could be overthinking it - does anyone have any advice?