Join the TES Behaviour Group and get advice on how to deal with your behaviour and classroom management problems. We’ve got the TES Behaviour adviser Tom Bennett on hand to answer your questions.
Put "Dear Tom " first and he might reply to you.
There are loads of threads on here about dealing with disruption which you will find very useful.
However, I have to say you seem to be facing an uphill struggle if your SLT are so unhelpful!
qudendHow do you make things work?
Last term I inherited a year 9 class from a colleague who left the school and I’m very much struggling with behaviour. 99.9% is low level behaviour issues – chatting, off task, inability to stay in their seats – but I’m running out of ideas on how to minimize the disruption. It seems like every idea I would normally try has a problem:
Why did the previous teacher leave? If you are finding this attitude s/he probably did as well. What is the turner over like in the MFL department? It does not solve your problem knowing this, but it should set alarm bells ringing with SMT.
It seems as though you are unlikely to be able to solve this, if the current SMT attitude prevails. If that is the case I would start looking elsewhere.
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