I am seeing more and more appeasement in schools as time goes on. Didn't we learn anything from Neville Chamberlain's experience? It seems asking for any help at all with behaviour is simply giving an appeaser the chance to be popular and casting yourself as the bad guy! Last week I sent a student out for filling up balloons with water in an IT suite. An appeaser came along and suggested the student should be given a second chance. The kid came back in, filled another balloon and pierced it spraying water everywhere! In another lesson I sent two lads out, after trying to split them up from where they were sitting as they were constantly talking over me. As they refused to move to separate desks I used the school system (S1, S2, S3 etc) and sent them outside. SLT member arrives to inform me: "you can't just send them out into the corridor" (it's almost like non compliance is not seen as a thing anymore!). I explained what had happened and was told to give them a second chance in their original seats. Hence two now very smug pupils re-entered the lesson safe in the knowledge that they could do what they like in my lesson. As supply I thought it best not to argue the point (see my previous posts on abrupt endings) and just kept my head down and thought of the money!