So I am a qualified primary teacher who has completed their NQT year and then left formal education for a while to look at informal education. Now I am looking to return back to the classroom I'm coming across a few things I figured I might need to sort out and wondered if anyone had any advice. I have applied to the GTCS and had registration confirmed pending my referee and background check (both of which should be fine) as I want to move from London up to Scotland to teach. When looking at vacancies, whether for supply pool or a specific school, it often requires a note from your current headteacher. As it has been a while since I left my last school the head has since changed and will not be familiar with me. Does anybody have any idea what would be the best way to approach this? I have emailed a school to ask but have yet to hear back. Secondly, given the current climate and all the chaos that is going on I was thinking I might end up doing supply just because it's more feasible and I would probably stay in London for a while in to the new year as supply would give me flexibility to move up north a little easier. If you are doing supply work, similarly to the first point, would you just ask the headteacher at your most recent post to provide a reference? Is this normal behaviour etc or would it be seen as a bit weird due to the lack of time spent working together? Cheers for any help anyone can offer!