Hi Theo, I have been teaching in a primary school for 4 months. I was employed after the school was put into special measures and it was explained that they hoped my background in drama and literacy would help bring the children's writing levels up before SATs. I am an NQT and was searching for a job for several months before this. The school is becoming an academy in September and at first I was told that my contract was temporary but only as a formality and it would be made permanent once the academy was set up. However, I've now been told that my job is going to be re advertised by law. At first I was quite worried, as I am doing a good job and I really don't want to leave now I've settled in and feel like I know what I'm doing. The head teachers haven't discussed the situation with me and nothing has been said. I've just been told my job is up and I can reapply if I want. Obviously I want to stay and I have really made a difference in the short time I've been there. The children's literacy has improved quite rapidly and they are expected to achieve what they should in their SATs. I am going to reapply but I'm uncertain about what will happen. Is it likely that I will go through a formal interview and observation with other candidates, even though I am currently doing the job and doing well? If so, I'm not sure what to say. I know I can do the job, as I have been doing it well for the past few months. What shall I talk about in the interview, particularly as they already know me and they know my strengths/weaknesses? I'm quite anxious at the thought of outside candidates coming in and competing for a job I'm already in and really enjoying. Any advice would be helpful, especially about what to say in the interview in this situation.