I'm on supply this week (except tomorrow) in the same Year 5 class all week, was in there on Friday last week too. They are known in the school as being the worst class, but in all honesty, compared to some other schools I've worked in they're not THAT bad. It's just continuous low level disruption - it takes forever to get them quiet, some of the boys are just incredibly disrespectful and have to be told over and over and over not to do basic things, like not fiddling with rulers when I'm talking. They regularly just start talking when I'm explaining things. I then have to stop to tell people to be quiet, at which point others start talking etc and it just takes forever to explain the activity which compounds the problem as they get bored. I give them one warning - they write their name on the board themselves. the next time, they lost 5 minutes of break. if I speak to them again, they go see the deputy at break/lunch and get in to more serious trouble. One boy who was rude and disrespectful on Friday and Monday spent Monday pm with the head and got a letter home. If he gets in to trouble again the head said he will exclude him. For one lesson today (Tues) he was amazing, then he returned to low level disruptive.I'm not sure what to do - I feel like I'm forever sending people to the deputy/head and I don't really want this boy to be excluded as it's not for anything major and it sounds so petty when I'm like "well, he was talking, and laughing, and....well, thats it really....." The school have been supportive, but I feel like I'm relying on SMT too much and should be able to handle this myself. I have been consistent and firm with them, setting expectations every morning etc, and regularly praise the ones who are behaving, and give out house points etc. I always follow up on threats (hense so many of them have been sent to the deputy!) I feel like I'm shouting all the time, I'm losing my voice and turning in to the sort of teacher I always said I wouldn't be Also, when the school asked me to do all week (on friday) I asked if I needed to plan. They said no it was all planned. All I was sent was very basic maths/literacy outlines and nothing for the afternoons. I have no idea what they are supposed to do each day, and have to ask the kids, and when I'm told "science on Tuesday", have no idea what to teach and have to make it up at short notice. As a result, I don't think I'm delivering great lessons which doesn't help the behaviour issues. I suppose on the plus side, they won't be "my class" after friday!