Hi there, I recently interviewed at a school (the vacancy was advertised as a 1 year fixed contract with the possibility of going permanent) and was delighted to secure the post (7 of us were interviewed for this NQT role). However, the school have now said it is a maternity contract and that if this person decided to come back to work my contract would be terminated. If I had known this was the case, I probably wouldn't have applied for the job. I have since spoken to the head and he has said that he very much doubts that this person will return and if they do the school will allow me to complete my induction year. He has said he is willing to put this in writing. However, I am still unsure as it will still only be a temporary contract and the notice period would only be 7 days rather than whatever the permanent notice period would be. Since I verbally accepted the role (thinking it was a minimum 1 year role) I have turned down 2 permanent interviews. Should I accept the job if the Head writes a letter saying they will honour the year or should I be more careful? Thanks for any advice!