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Staff recruitment: references

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Last updated on 18 December 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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Is there guidance on employment references? We look at the DfE's guidance on taking references for school staff. One of our associate education experts gives advice on how to request a reference, what to ask for, and what to look for in the response. We also link to examples of reference forms.

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  1. 1 Schools should obtain references for appointees 
  2. 2 Information to request on a reference form
  3. 3 What to look for in a reference
  4. 4 Reference request forms: examples 
  5. 5 Access to references
  6. 6 Suitable referees

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