I have recently made the decision that after 13 years away, I would like to return to teaching. I have lined myself up with a return to teaching course and a volunteering experience at a local school. My worry is who to put down as my referees. I was thinking about the head from the volunteer placement and my Manager from the LEA that I have worked for since leaving teaching. I have decided not to put referees from the schools that I worked in as all of my former colleagues have long since gone and I do not have any personal contact details for them. Will schools think this is odd and not consider my application?