I’m hoping someone can suggest some helpful ideas for me, as I’m at my wits end and have spent the evening discussing with my husband resigning as the schools behavioural issues are really making me stressed out. Ok so situation number one. I share a class with a physics teacher and a biology teacher, the biology teacher happens to be head of biology. Me and physics teacher have issues with the same pupils. Biology teacher doesn’t. We get told ‘ they are fine for me’, and the inference is therefore it is us not the child. I had a issue with two pupils this week and biology teacher took it upon herself to instead of help me out, from what I am feeling, tried not to lose their matey relationship. One of them told her ‘he didn’t jnow’ He had a detention with me despite having argued with at break about it, and so she told him he could have another chance (with me, giving him a time for detention with me without my knowledge), and even though I told her he was outright lying tried to defend him and said ‘he was fine for her’. So I should just let it go. I know he will come to the detention and either be verbally abusive to me or not attend at all... I also had an issue with another girl who tried to take her planner from my hand, called me a stupid cow, stood in my classroom doorway when I had another lesson screaming at me, and biology teacher came out took her away and said ok love let’s sort this out. She then told me x had said I was ‘picking on her’ and she had told her that ‘if I was that would be investigated’ But if she behaved I wouldn’t need to speak to her. I was so upset after this as it seemed like she was siding with the child and instead of backing me up in telling her off for her actions at my door, which she witnessed the girl left smiling thinking all was good in the world. Any suggestions either how to broach the subject with the other teacher, and also to deal with persistent attention seeking pupils. Girl mentioned continually makes cheeky comments towards myself, defies rules in a goading manner- tongue piercing waving at me, chewing in class, swearing, calling me a stupid ***** when within earshot etc. In lessons.