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Missing historic references

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Last updated on 19 May 2017
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How should schools deal with missing references for longstanding members of staff? In this article, we look at whether schools should attempt to obtain historic references. We also relay advice on how missing references should be recorded on the single central record (SCR) and employees' files.

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Contents

  1. 1 Obtaining historic references
  2. 2 Recording missing references
  3. 3 Ofsted implications 

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