I came back to work after being signed off for a few weeks because of WRS. I am looking for a new job - this school has known I was leaving since before Christmas. The headteacher at this school has said she's happy for me not to put her as a referee on applications, with implication that her reference might not be good (I have a few instances of lateness due to traffic, but she seemed to suggest it would be worse than that). Union thinks she won't agree to an agreed reference. The circumstances that led to WRS mean I'm not really happy putting my HOD. There are a couple of members of staff (including the librarian) who I do get on well with. I have two questions: First, who do you suggest I put on job applications? Two people from my previous job? Secondly, I recently missed out on a job for which my headteacher and HOD were the referees (before the discussion about being happy not to put her as a referee - when I told her about this interview, she allowed me to go on the condition she or my HOD were one of the referees). The feedback from this interview was absolutely excellent. Only one small thing they gave to improve on. I got the result two days after the interview, so they could have requested references. Can I ask if they did, and if so, how would I phrase it? Thanks.