I accepted a temporary teaching post at an independent senior school in November last year and was told at interview that there would 'probably be a permanent position' depending on how other staffing arrangements panned out. Unfortunately, between accepting the position and starting work in January I found out that i would need to ask for a short period of sick leave for medical treatment for a newly diagnosed condition and informed SMT about this at the end of my first week . (I didn't know about this at the time of the interview or i would have been upfront about it then). Things have been going really well and I just had a very positive observation by my HOD, so I was really surprised when a colleague happened to mention to me today that the post had been re-advertised and asked if i was going to apply. Soooo....i am wondering what to make of this situation: Is it normal to re-advertise a position without officially informing the person currently in post? (Apparently the ad has been up since Friday, which means i have lost a precious weekend if i did want to apply.) Is it normal to re-advertise a position before the person currently in post has completed their probation period? I haven't been visited by a member of SMT yet, even though my induction docs state that this should happen during the first month. My first job was a temporary maternity cover position that went permanent after the teacher decided not to return. I was simply asked to sign a new contract and didn't have to have another interview. Was i being naive to assume that this would be the process followed by my current school? Would be grateful for any advice on what to make of this - is it essentially a vote of no-confidence? I don't want to go through the humiliation of being rejected at interview and then have to work here for another 6 months, if they've already made up their minds about me!