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Using references

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by flower16, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Hi I have a question regarding references, I am currently working on supply but have not yet completed any of my NQT, I am unable to use a headteacher reference mainly because I havent worked at one school for more that 2 weeks just random days. I am also unable to use my school placement mentors as references as they are too old. Any advice of who I could use as my references?
     
  2. Hi I have a question regarding references, I am currently working on supply but have not yet completed any of my NQT, I am unable to use a headteacher reference mainly because I havent worked at one school for more that 2 weeks just random days. I am also unable to use my school placement mentors as references as they are too old. Any advice of who I could use as my references?
     
  3. sleepyhead

    sleepyhead New commenter

    Why? I recently wrote a reference for an ex-trainee who left my care 2 years ago. She got the job!
     
  4. I would use your PGCE tutor, placement tutor of main placement and any school you worked at for period of time that gave them a chance to really know you...so if you did 2 weeks somewhere but made an impact and the Head really got to know you (as the case may be in a small one form entry school as opposed to a large 3/4 form entry school) then ask them could they write even a brief statement of support that you could quote in a supporting letter.
    If you don't ask you don't get- its a tough market out there...put yourself out there and make sure you stand out!
     
  5. Your uni tutor should be able to provide a leaving reference. The agency can sometimes write a letter on the basis of your time with them and often they will have comments from schools about your work even if you were only there for a few days/weeks.
    The Sage
     

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