Hi Hoping to get some well-needed reassurance here ... I've had an interview this morning and was offered the job of Spanish/French teacher in a secondary school . The job is a maternity cover up to the end of the Summer term. I am starting on Monday after the half-term and as I am a worry/fuss pot , thousands of unhelpful thoughts are darting in my mind. My biggest worry is how to assert myself with the classes I am going to take from the lady leaving for her maternity leave. I imagine I will spend the first week "breaking the ice" and if you have any tips on how to help me do this , it 'd be more than welcome. I don't want them to see me too much as a "cover "teacher because they might not take me seriously enough and make my life harder than necessary . Any ideas you have , from experience or inspiration , will be hugely appreciated !!!!