I have been employed full time in a sixth form college for 2 terms up until Easter to cover for a maternity leave. I have passed UPS 3 but was offered the post on condition that thresholds would not be payed. Since Easter, the postholder has not returned but has supplied sick notes and so my employment has been extended until the 7th July when term ends as she is not expected to return to teach earlier. The postholder has asked to return on a 0.5 contract and the college has offered me the other 0.5. My question is this: should I now be entitled to holiday pay for part of the summer as technically this is now covering for sickness and not maternity. Also can the college stop one fixed term contract and restart in september or should they be continuously employing me. Lastly, can they then also employ me to the last day of term next year without paying me for the summer holidays. I am not sure if I am being ungrateful or hard done by here. I will already have lost almost £9,000 by the end of the 12 months when the lack of UPS and pay over the holidays is taken into account. Any advice?