Hi Theo I was appointed on Jan 1st for 2 terms at a school. So far, I'm loving it, and would very much like to stay for longer than 2 terms. (Obviously it's early days so I am not going to try and confirm anything at the moment!!) The job I'm doing is essentially a permanent job. A teacher retired elsewhere in the school and the old teacher of my class went for her job and got it, leaving my job open for me. It was advertised as temp but it's not like there's anyone waiting to come back to it like a maternity. How does it work in terms of appointing someone permanent? Do they have to advertise it nationally again and I'd have to reapply for Sept, or can they just decide to keep me on if I'm doing well? I'm sure there's no concerns about roll numbers or anything as it's a huge school with 60 kids in every year group. I can only imagine it was advertised as temp because it wasn't advertised until November,therefore limiting the number of potential applicants due to resignation dates. Either that or the classic "try them out before you make them permanent". I ask because I guess I'm going to have to talk to the head about this at some point, as I'll need to know whether to start applying for other September jobs.