Hello all, As the title states - I am currently working at a school on a 1 year fixed-term basis (the post advertised). However, I did some digging in my documents as it's half term and wanted to get a few things in order and realised my contract says Maternity Cover! The end date is 31st August, so this doesn't directly seem to be an issue, but I'd appreciate any advice. There is nobody, to my knowledge, that is actually off on ML. I was told when I got the job that I was filling in for someone with long term sickness, but rather tragically, that person passed away. It has been difficult taking over their classes sometimes, but I am gradually gaining confidence in this role and establishing myself within school. My knowledge of employment law is lacking in places. What are the differences, if any, between: - Fixed term contracts - Temporary contracts - Maternity Cover ? Do these affect any of my rights? Further to this: I have also recently been 'advised' of a permanent role being advertised in the new year. I would have to apply and go through the process again if I want this, the thought of which exhausts me a little considering how hard I've found moving schools during current Covid times. I already had a remote interview process for this current role as it was during lockdown, but I understand the school have protocol they probably need to abide by. I have also been observed twice by my HoD already and there is a probationary 2 term procedure in place for all new staff at the school (it's very rigorous here). I am assuming the re-interview is common practice, although in my very first school I was temporary as an NQT and they made me permanent without a formal interview. I now see that I was very fortunate back then! Can anybody reassure me of this situation, too? I ideally do not want to leave as it's an excellent school, and I am really ready for some career stability, being in my 4th/5th year of teaching now. I have moved cities a lot due to pursuing a master's in between and relocating. Is it advisable to apply for some other roles as a backup? Thanks so much in advance.