Hi all I am leaving my current school and starting somewhere new in January but I'm still feeling really stressed out. I teach a year ten class this year and it's a large class of 30 pupils. There's at least 5 or 6 really tough pupils behaviour wise, known throughout school as tough characters. As my subject is a core subject it's the only subject they seem to be together in this mix for. Therefore I seem to be the only teacher giving sanctions to them and of course then you get things like 'its only this subject so you're picking on me' etc My current SLT at school aren't known for being supportive in these situations. I had a few similar situations in the past, asked for support and ended up being told it was my fault because of a lack of rigorous marking, not enough differentiation etc you know the usual list. The problem is I see this class mostly in the afternoon and they are simply unteachable. I've tried every strategy under the sun but ultimately they don't respect me, the Head of Year or my Head of Department so I'm fighting a losing battle. I don't know whether to ask for support but run the risk of SLT making my life unpleasant for my final 3 weeks or just get on with it and know that I'm leaving. I try and do my best for the class and the 20 or so nice kids in the class but I can't teach properly without stopping every minute to deal with defiance and low level stuff. The class fill with me dread and I do find myself being really snappy at times in the afternoons. I have been off with WRS in the past and if I wasn't leaving I'd probably have to go off again if this continued. What's the solution?