Hello. I am a PGCE student doing my final placement in a Year 3 class. I am half way through and it is going well, but I have one student I would value advice on how to deal with him. I am told he has ADHD but he has not got a statement. He has temper tantrums in class, leaping from his seat yelling and rolling on the floor, shouting out and saying rude things about other children. He has hit, pinched and thrown objects at other children. The TA has a good relationship with him and takes him out for a short walk when his behaviour gets out of control, but he often comes back to class and behaves just as badly. Other times he settles down and contributes. The class are very tolerant of him, never saying it is unfair that he is allowed to go get a drink etc when they are not. The teacher has tried a behaviour book for every lesson, sending him to the deputy head's office, speaking to the parents, meeting the parents. She says the best thing to do is to ignore him and we have put together a plan where if he tantrums he leaves the room with his work and has to complete it in another classroom. We also use a visual timetable to prepare him for the day, morning and afternoon and try to keep the time the children are on the carpet short. He is aggravated by games or movement around the classroom (drama activities) this often triggers a tantrum. He will often shout at me while I am teaching saying that I am doing things wrong. I quietly tell him not to speak to me like that and do not let him have his way. I am now teaching the class unsupervised. Yesterday, he became agitated when a child from another class ran past the classroom window and ran to the window and started yelling out. When I calmed him down, he hit me quite hard and began yelling so then I struggled to get him out of the class into the class next door with his work. He said I was a liar and then other children had to be removed to give their version of events. This was very disruptive for the other students and concerning for me as I feel the school is blaming me for his behaviour (because he doesn't like change). I am told that he didn't behave this way before I started, however I observe he behaves this way in every class with every teacher he has and is in trouble every playtime and lunch time. I am keen to reach this child and help him while at the same not neglecting the other children in the class. I believed all the theories I studied on my course that "you can't change the child, you have to change your teaching" The SENCO isn't interested and just makes a few pretty basic suggestions. The TA is not there for him 1-2-1, she has groups to run and has to be out of the classroom at times. The teacher said she wanted to do some 1-2-1 with him while I was teaching the class, but this has not happened yet. I am worried about being left alone to deal with him in the classroom and a serious incident taking place for which I will be blamed. Is there anyone who can offer some advice on this situation ? Should I refuse to be alone with him ? Should I continue to send him to another class (I do not want to do this every day- not fair on the other teachers) Do many teacher have a tantrum-ing, yelling child in their classes without support?