I have been in a maternity post since September and so far, has gone okay. My 6th form students have been fixated on the fact that I do things differently to their teacher who is on maternity, but I've managed to carry on going and finish the course. They're ungrateful students and to make matters worse, their maternity teacher is doing a KIT day today and doing some revision with them. I still have a few weeks left here and I'm worried that after today, my year 13 will simply not want to know me and will ignore anything I try and say/do with them! I've spent hours making revision materials for them and was planning on giving them to them this week, but I'm struggling to find the motivation when they're all so rude and ungrateful. Help!