Hi all. A permanent physics teacher job was advertised and I applied last year. I Got the job but in the interview they said it would be a fixed term contract of 1 year, with their reason saying it was just to see how I got on and it would be made permanent if I stayed past thw first year. I am only an RQT so thought nothing much about it, thinking it was a common thing to do, plus I really wanted the position so I accepted. Fast forward to october 2019 and a teacher on 6 months maternity cover was told her contract was changed into 1 year fixed term same as me. Now they just told me and her last week they only have 1 permanent position next year and are advertising the job. We both have to apply if we want it (in interest of fairness) and i have to basically reapply for my job which I was unofficially told in my interview would be mine Does this happen often? I mean im sitting here now thinking I had a job for my future and they basically have said I have to start applying for jobs again. Its really upset me and I dont feel valued and it feels like, why I am I even bothering any more with trying to better myself and get settled into the school. I feel weirdly betrayed and duped even though I know its not the case. Has this happened to you?