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References query

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by missied, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. missied

    missied New commenter

    I'm currently applying for jobs and need to give my current employer as a reference - I know this is my headteacher. My current head has only been in post a few months so doesn't really 'know' me. From reading TheoGriff's posts it seems that the head would ask another member of SLT to write the reference if they are new to the school and therefore don't know the staff too well. The deputy head is on long term sick and the assistant head has also only been in post for 2 terms.
    The retired head is happy to be my second referee.

    Would there be any value in adding an additional referee or would this be frowned upon?
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Then the Head will ask the HoD or the KS co-ordinator.

    No problem!

    Best wishes

  3. missied

    missied New commenter

    Thanks I'm in a junior school - the deputy is the equivalent of the key stage manager
  4. install

    install Star commenter

    You can in this situation give your previous Employer (and explain why you have done this in brackets) . Your Head is new and does not know you.Or the Current Dep Head or Head of Govs-as you feel appropriate.
  5. missied

    missied New commenter

    Thank you 'Install' ....think I'm overthinking it really!
    Will give an extra referee (previous school head) with a brief explanation why.
    'What will be will be'

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