Hi all, Just had a double lesson with year 10 boys who were very chatty, argumentative. I am a good teacher - not perfect though and not someone who automatically commands respect as I enter a room. But I plan my lessons to hold the student's interest, I have good subject knowledge, and I help the students with whatever they need. However if there is a behaviour issue my school has a discipline policy where we are not allowed to keep students back after lessons. During lessons we are not allowed to send students to work in another classroom (where they would still be supervised). If we want to call home we have to ask permission from the students form tutor and this can sometimes be refused. Parents are at times defensive when I have called home about behaviour. We can issue a lunchtime detention but this can be days after the event so loses its effectiveness. Class size around 25 pupils. Single sex classes. As a newbie to the independent sector is this behaviour and discipline policy the norm?