Hello, Can someone help. I'm not feeling good about this at all. My head teacher has recently said that there is not enough money in the budget to "afford me" and that - because I'm on a temporary contract - they will probably offer the current NQT the permanent role and I'll have to say goodbye. When I probed to see if there was another reason - and asked if I could improve anything - she said that the Year 6 SATS results were very good, but that the writing needs to improve this year. I would agree that writing needs to improve - but I only arrived in Year 6 at the school in the January (2015) - and by that time it was too late to do anything about the writing before the SATs! She has admitted that the whole school needs to improve (it's quite poor for our demographic and capabilities). Then she said - but even then the budget will dictate! I feel so deflated by all of this. I've tried so hard and been very dedicated. The school got the most level 6 maths achievers ever last year (with 45% of pupils getting a level 6 in maths) and I'm in charge of higher ability maths. There were about 10 children I entered on that test when other teachers said they weren't good enough - but they all passed! Is this a common thing - losing out to cheaper NQTs with contracts? Or should I really be concerned that I've been a terrible teacher?!? Thanks in advance, Jason.