Hi, I'm wondering whether anyone out there has been through this or have some advice. This is my second year teaching and I completed my NQT year through the school last year. I began teaching at the school as a supply teacher in the different year groups. I covered longer periods of absence and went through several county inspections as the school is cuurently being monitored. I received good feedback from county and was interviewed for a maternity cover post following this I started teaching on a 0.6 maternity cover in Nov 2010 which was changed to a fulltime fixed term contract in Feb 2011 which ended August 2011. I was then offered another fulltime fixed term contract for this academic year until August 2012. In my contract it states it is fixed term due to school roll numbers for the future being unknown. Just wanted to check this was a valid reason. I'm the only one in the school on a fixed term contract and feel disheartened that I may get dismissed after alot of hard work in the school. Does anybody know what my rights are with obtaining a permanent contract in terms of school roll numbers and funding being an issue? Can they dismiss me at the end of my contract this year if they do not have the funding? And can be contract be renewed as fixed term again without interview as I am not covering anyone else? Any advice would be kindly appreciated. Thank you.