I’m starting a new role after Easter and from what I’ve seen on interview and on visits behaviour is a huge issue. Low level disruption is rife in the majority of lessons (but not all; a handful of staff/rooms are calm and purposeful), there are students out of lessons and sometimes deliberately going to the wrong lessons. Behaviour at social times is poor with fights and common occurrence and students deliberately setting off the fire alarm. Many staff seem to have ‘given up’. Has anyone turned around a similar school? Any advice on first and next steps gratefully received.