Hi all, I recently left my school at the end of September after struggles with anxiety and depression. I’m glad to be out of there and looking towards my future! I’m looking at supply roles and wanted to know what I am entitled to in terms of references. I had only been at the school I recently left for under a month, so they won’t be able to give me a reference. I am finding my previous school to be quite slow with giving a reference and I’ve been waiting nearly three weeks for a response from the HT. The supply agency says it’s has to be from them to join their agency unfortunately and can’t be someone else senior. My union says there’s no obligation for them to provide a reference, so I don’t know what to do next. I’ve contacted them multiple times and via phone, email and texting personal number with no response - and I also don’t want to keep pestering in case that winds them up! Not sure what my next step should be really. Should I look for another agency who will be more flexible and accept a reference from an ex-colleague? Any other ideas? Thank you in advance, you brilliant people!