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Urgent help on job application form- references

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user1489089553 Thu 09-Mar-17 20:06:13

Hi all. Just applying for a new teaching job, and I know that it's a school that 'traditionally' asks for references at the interview stage. Thing is, I haven't told my current school I'm leaving yet.

I am allowed to say that I don't want them to contact my references at this stage, but I have to give a reason. Any good ideas for a reason that's better than 'I haven't told them I'm leaving yet'?

Thanks!

SarahOoo Sat 11-Mar-17 08:27:18

That's the only reason that will work, it's honest and they will understand!

flowery Sat 11-Mar-17 11:53:13

You could do that, but wouldn't your current HT be used to giving references/time off for interviews anyway? It's usual in schools.

fairweathercyclist Mon 13-Mar-17 16:09:00

I thought in education it was normal to tell your current employer you are applying as the new employers generally take up references before interview and definitely before offer.

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