I've started a new teaching job in January. The school appointed 5 of us, on fixed term contract until the end of August. Is it right that we should not get an appraisal? The rumour on ground level that I hear repeatedly, is that I'm not a permanent member of staff. Therefor no appraisal. And probably also not a formal observation. And no professional development or courses. This doesn't seem right to me. From what I can find, it seems that if someone is on a fixed term contract for more than a term, they need to be included in the appraisal system within 6 weeks of starting. Does this seem right? Or should I be glad that I don't have targets and nonsense to gather? And: https://www.hrlaw.co.uk/site/focus/five-myths-about-fixedterm-employment-contracts I work incredibly hard and feel rather used... :-( The progress and attainment in my class is amazing but I'm not going to get any credit for this?