Hope someone can help. I've decided to do supply after taking a year out of teaching. The agencies want a reference from the last school I worked in. I have given my last school's details and then found out from another colleague/friend who left about the same time (and this was confirmed when I rang the school) that the school Head and HOD have since left. I don't know the new head or new HOD. My friend said the school refused to give her a reference. Help! What shall I do? I have left messages for the Head and new HOD and they aren't replying. I get the feeling they are pretty busy and I'm the last thing they need. What shall I do? Any advice gratefully received.