I've been a supply teacher for a while now and there's been a reoccurring theme across all schools/year groups that I've worked in. Namely that the class always becomes noisy and disruptive with me. Mainly low level stuff, but it can escalate (in the worst of cases and particularly in upper KS2) to throwing pencils/paper. With younger year groups such as Early Years and Year 1, it can escalate to kids literally rolling around on the floor. (I've obviously had far worse experiences, particularly with kids who have behavioural issues/SEN, but I'm talking about the "normal" kids). I use all the normal tried and tested strategies i.e. giving verbal warnings, praising those following instructions, using non-verbal signals, rewarding with house points/merits/stickers etc. but I'm obviously going wrong somewhere. I make my expectations clear at the start and have 4 simple rules 1. listen 2. always try your best 3. put your hand up to speak and 4. follow instructions quickly and without a fuss. But waiting for quiet/everyone's attention obviously then slows the pace of the lesson. I normally get through most of what the teacher has left but it just feels like such a hard slog! Up until now I've just put this down to classes pushing the boundaries like you'd expect with supply. But having done quite a lot of PPA type cover recently there's been cases where the teacher has walked in and had a go at the class for being noisy/rude/disruptive. It's obvious straight away that the class are more noisy/disruptive/rude with me then they are normally. I'm lucky that in Primary, the teacher tends to tell the class they should behave the same with me (or any other adult) as they would with them. So I have 3 questions; 1. Does everyone experience this? 2. Is it ever realistic to expect a class to behave the same with me as they would with their normal teacher? 3. And do you have any tips? Particularly on handling noise levels? Many thanks.