Hi all Your thoughts please! I recently started a new job as numberacy co ordinator at a primary in a severly socailly deprived area in the midlands. the school has recently come out of special measures with a so called Super Head who has now left to be replaced by an interim. As numeracy co ordinator my brief is to improve the quality of numeracy across the school - I cover PPA in most year groups and teach maths at that time. the problem is - behaviour is awful - i have always been commended for my behaviour management but this is beyond anything - the children are simply enjoying the disruption. I am not working to my best - i am barely coping. My lessons i would judge to be inadequate for the most - not up to my usual standard. I know competition for the job was fierce and i was told my interview lesson was mostly outstanding with some elements of good. my usual standard is good. Everything i try to do in my role of co ordinator, the head vetos - APP is not done as standard practise according to Ofsted criteria but some other standard that the head has decided is better! I am at my wits end. most of my lessons as simply exercises in crowd control and simply trying to keep children in the classroom is a major challenge. The head has told me i should be able to deal with it! This was my dream job! Now after less than a term i don't want to go in. I have had one observation which was satisfactory - the next one i have no idea. I am seriously thinking of looking for a new job but i know that will not look good. any ideas / suggestions would be much appreciated.