Just that really. Such a large number of staff have been made redundant due to falling roles that I have noone left at my last school to name as a reference. I had thought that they would write a simple and factual reference for me from my file but the new HT simply ignored all requests. When I questioned the delay HT said it was 'inappropriate' to give me a reference as he hadn't worked with me for very long (over one term.) Legal advice reveals that there is no obligation to write a reference but I feel that it looks bad. I have now applied for two jobs where they have seemed interested but after the reference delay I have failed to get the job. Filling in application forms now fills me with dread. Is there any way I can get round this problem?