Hello, I am after some help dealing with a year 7 boy who seems to of taken a disliking to me. I teach a mixed class (4 year 7 students, 2 year 8 students) not a lot I know but feels like there is 40 in the class. Most students seem to be challenging, but I have narrowed it down to two boys, both exhitbiting difficult behaviours. One i can deal with as he has been identified with ADHD and is constantly talkative, distracting and of cource disrespectful. It is really the other student that is really getting to me. I have discussed with other teachers at my school and they have informed me that he has a real problem with women, especially women in power. (I am new to this school) I work for the exclusive bretherens and other teachers tell me that they do not value women as much as men. His behaviour today; talking, constant backchatting, disrupting others, not following simple requests and/or taking sooooooo long that i have to repeat and repeat my request, or just simple ignoring. Today after I had had enough I requested he bring his diary to me on my desk to write a note home to parents, and he threw it at me!!! And just sat back down as if I was meant to pick it up. I didnt and again requested he stand up, pick it up and place it on my desk. After refering it to the teacher in charge of behaviour, I was told that there is sometimes not a lot the school can do. I am very concerned to hear this, especially from someone in charge. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! How do I deal with this as it is really getting to me and it seems that the other students dont care and think thats it all funny. Advice advice advice, any please, Gratefull in advance.