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?