Hi all, I returned from teaching abroad in the autumn and agreed to a post in a school I had previously taught at in the short-term. The contract lasted from January to Easter and it was a normal full-time contract and I had to work to the same standards as all my colleagues. I was offered another contract from the school to carry on in my post after Easter and to the summer. I was happy to accept this however the contract won't start until the new term begins this means I won't be paid for 10 days of the Easter break. I raised my concerns with the headteacher as during this time I'd like to catch-up with my marking and the school expects me to complete reports for year 9. The headteacher said that I shouldn't need to use the holidays to catch-up with my marking as it should all be up-to-date and I should use the few days I am being paid to complete the reports. This seems very unfair and I don't feel like I can accept the new contract as I don't want to work for a school that does not value its employees. On the other hand I don't want to be unemployed or relying on day-to-day cover. I would like to know what people's opinions are on this matter and what options might be available to me. Thanks.