I have been employed for almost 6 years, full time, permanent and with TLR2 responsibility, but i have never been issued with a copy of a written contract, nor have i signed one which is kept on file. My questions are, in light of the "cuts" which are happening left and right, does this leave me in a tricky situation, if my employer suddenly decides that they no longer need me? Or if they decide that my TLR payment is no longer necessary They have been doing some pretty awful things of late to other members of staff, so i do no trust them at all. Also, i would like to know, have they broken any code of conduct by not providing me with a contract, or is a paper contract not necessary? I have asked in writing for a contract, but i know what admin and organisation is like in my school, so i expect it to be promptly forgotten about. I also know of other colleagues who do not have contracts, and of colleagues who had to ask 3 times in writing before being finally issued with one. The best was a colleague who recieved one in the post after leaving! It is completely out of order, i know, so i woud like to know if i am in a position to be making a fuss about this, or whether my current position means i should be sweetness and light until i have the piece of paper signed.