The teacher I work with is coming to the end of a one year temporary contract at the end of this term. The advert for this post as a permanent position (for which he has applied) went in very late and there are therefore very few applicants able to start after easter. The teacher thinks that if their temporary contract is extended/renewed through lack of sufficient suitable applicants, they will become permanent by default. Is this correct? My temporary contract was renewed for years before the Union said I would have the same rights as a permanent employee. Is it different for teachers?