<font size="2">I am a secondary Music teacher, who has taught in London schools for 4 years. Most of my schools have been pretty tough and I have coped accordingly and felt like I have made a difference. I have also taught as a supply teacher, visiting many different schools across London. There are some good schools in London and not just in the affluent areas. I have heard too many people say that poverty excuses pupil’s behaviour. I just don’t buy it.</font> Currently I am teaching in a long term supply role, covering a Head of Music. At least 60 percent of my year 10 BTEC class couldn’t give a damn that they chose Music, refuse to work and cause a lot of noise in lessons, disturbing those trying to work. KS3 classes are poorly disciplined throughout most of the school and so when I introduce rules to them in Music they look confused and some refuse to respond. Your responses please. Thank you.