I've recently taken a fixed term contract to cover a maternity for 12 months with a specific end date. However, the contract states employment maybe terminated before the end date should the reason for employment no longer exist. I've been assured my employment will be for 12 months regardless of whether the member of staff returns or not before the end date but.....should I be worried and seek a permanent position in September. I'm an NQT so this complicates the issue for me slightly and would rather complete my induction year in one school but with school budgets being what they are at present and the reality that most staff on maternity leave return just before the summer, I'm conscious I could get notified of termination late in the summer term when all the September jobs have gone and be left with no employment next academic year. Thoughts?