I have been on a temporary contract for a term and made it clear from the outset that I wanted the permanent job when it came up. I feel I have done a great job, taking on extra roles and mentoring students. The feedback I have had from students, parents and observations have all been really positive. To be honest I had hoped that they wouldn't bother advertising the permanent post but they have and I was told today that I had an interview, with 6 other candidates! The job is teaching 2 subjects to A'Level with another subject being advantageous. I have a degree in two of the subjects, a masters in the third and have taught all 3. This combined with my (I hoped!) excellent time in post I thought made me a really strong candidate. At a time when I know how swamped SLT is and how logistically difficult it is going to be to interview this many candidates I can only assume that the quality of applicants is very high. It also makes me think that to interview all these candidates can only mean that I am only a courtesy interview as I am already in post. Am I being paranoid?