I've been offered a new job in a brilliant school. All good so far. Only thing making me nervous is that the contract is for 12 months initially before being made permanent. I know this used to happen all of the time but lately it seems to have died off - or has it? I know I can deliver in the new role and the school seems supportive but one thing that has kind of focused the nerves is the fact that I had a meeting about the contract - they seem to be making a big deal out of the initial term. Am I being daft?