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    I am employed by a school on a temporary contract. I understand one reference for a School Direct application should be my current employer, which in the case of a school needs to be the head teacher. Can the other be the head of department? The alternative is using the CEO of the marketing company I previously worked at who won't be able to comment on my suitability as a teacher as well as the head of department, and may not appreciate the sense of urgency needed to submit the reference...
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    (Original post by LastCompass)
    I am employed by a school on a temporary contract. I understand one reference for a School Direct application should be my current employer, which in the case of a school needs to be the head teacher. Can the other be the head of department? The alternative is using the CEO of the marketing company I previously worked at who won't be able to comment on my suitability as a teacher as well as the head of department, and may not appreciate the sense of urgency needed to submit the reference...
    Should be fine. My referees were a boss from 3 years ago and a senior colleague from many years ago. Neither were teachers. I got a training place.
 
 
 
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