Hi all, I have recently qualified as a TA level 3 following a career break , having done my PGCE (adult and further ed)and a degree as well as a Celta4 and a masters in history. I did two years on a work placement in a primary school one day a week. I have now registered with a teaching agency but it is now three months and the agency are STILL awaiting references back from the school. I messaged the person in question and begged a referenced and they told me that it wouldn't be a problem it was fine , but I am still waiting for it - i have now been asked by the agency to contact the school direct as they have had no luck as they left message after message. My message was ignored and now i have written to the HEAD to ask him directly. This is disgusting as the messages have been IGNORED - after I did two years off my own back as a volunteer. I do know one of the governors of the school whom I feel I should contact as she was the head of another school when my children were young (they are now in their late 20s) and she always asks about the children when I see her around . Any advice appreciated as i feel I will be working as a cleaning lady for the rest of my life despite have a masters degree I am having the door slammed in my face (yet again ) , I did my PGCE and then had a child so never got off the ground with my career .