I have been doing a one year contract for a teaching job that was offered to me(not advertised). The head seems really pleased with how it has gone and has said that it will become a permanent position in September if I would like to apply for it,but it would have to be advertised. I feel a bit uncomfortable applying for a job that I seem to be doing in a satisfactory manner.All my lesson observations have been at least good and I have a good relationship with the staff,pupils and parents. Is this just a way of politely saying we could get someone cheaper and as good. I don't want to be put in a position where they are just going through the motions. Friends have said the Head could appoint me if she wanted to keep me. I have said I would be happy to do it for another year on a one year contract because in 2 years time we will be in a redundancy position with school restructuring. Any views please?