Hi! I'm in a bit of an unfortunate position having just finished a mat cover contract with my school just a week before the hols start. I have another mat contract with them starting in September but will be getting no pay for 8 weeks. Has anyone any ideas for how I can get by? I did try to save up but it was only a six month cover in the end and we had a big prob happen with a project in our house and my cash kind of disappeared! I have a 12 year old at home for the hols as of next week so going to be tough getting through the hols on no money. In a more general sense I feel my career is in a bad place. I left the school I am at now 5 years ago for a promotion, I then did two hod jobs at other schools (both academies) and had the terribly bad luck to have experienced bullying in both schools. I am now back at my former school but as i say only on temp contracts. I am really happy there, always was and they are really pleased with me but there's not much prospect of getting a permanent contract back there as a classroom teacher as its in Wales and they have huge funding problems and on ups 3 I would be too expensive. They might consider me if the hod post came up but it's unlikely...the job came up four years ago, only a few months after I had left so unlikely to come up again soon as a permanent post. I don't want to go back to an academy school in England as, well to be honest I'm scared! My last two experiences almost destroyed my mental health and wellbeing and I feel it would be a huge risk for me. Any advice on what to do next would be massively appreciated. I can't keep going on temp contracts forever; I need to move on and get some job security.