I wonder if someone could give me some advice. My school are appointing my maternity cover tomorrow. Basically 5 people applied - none of whom have any experience of teaching either my subject or the key stage! They are also appointing without interviewing - just reviewing the application forms. To say I am brassed off is an understatement. They have 'suggested' that the cover starts in September and shadows me for 10 weeks until I leave in November. At first I thought this was quite a good idea, but now I found out it is someone who has no experience whatsoever and they can't even been arced interviewing, I want them to shove it basically. Having someone following me around for 10 weeks who basically needs everything explaining is something which, to be blunt, I do not need at the best of time. Am I being mean? I feel like they don't value my post at all if they can even interview!!!ARGH!!!