Opogo Pass Guide

Reference checks

Why do I need to supply Reference checks?

References play a central role in your vetting and are used in conjunction with all compliance documents to ensure you are a genuine candidate who is suitable to work in a school environment.  

What documents can I submit?

• We require two references that cover a minimum time frame of the past two years.
• You can supply as many references as required, you just need to ensure the time frame of the past two years is met.
• References must be received from a professional email address, and if you have gaps in employment, (or haven’t started your working career yet) we request a character reference. This can be supplied by a friend, ex colleague or family friend. A Character reference CAN NOT be from a family member.

Why were my documents rejected?

• If your references do not cover the minimum time frame of the past two years, your references will not be approved and you will be required to submit additional references.
• If a reference is received from an email address that is not professional, the reference will be rejected.
• Character references CAN NOT be supplied by a family member.