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Missing references for school staff

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Last updated on 27 July 2016
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What should we do if we are missing references for a staff member? This article sets out statutory guidance on obtaining references for new staff, and relays advice on what to do if references are missing for members of staff. It also looks at how to record missing references.

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  1. 1 Schools should seek references before appointing staff
  2. 2 Problems obtaining references for recently-employed staff
  3. 3 Should we obtain missing historic references?
  4. 4 Assessing risks for staff with missing references
  5. 5 Recording missing references
  6. 6 What will Ofsted say about missing references?

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