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Seeking references for school staff

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Last updated on 17 September 2018
School types: All · School phases: All
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Understand how to seek references appropriately. We explain what is set out in statutory guidance, how to make reference requests and what information to ask for.

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Contents

  1. 1 What statutory guidance says
  2. 2 Making requests
  3. 3 Refusals
  4. 4 What to ask for
  5. 5 Consider data protection
  6. 6 Internal candidates

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