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Seeking references for school staff

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Last updated on 2 January 2018
School types: All · School phases: All
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What guidance is there on asking for references? We outline information on requesting references, such as when to request them, how many to ask for, and what form they should take. We also link to another of our articles, with a downloadable template for a reference request form.

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  1. 1 Statutory guidance
  2. 2 Making requests
  3. 3 Refusals
  4. 4 Requestable information
  5. 5 Internal candidates

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