Hi there, A couple of months ago I posted in career clinic about leaving teaching. I've got another job in the corporate world starting in July and will be handing in my notice soon. One of the things that has made me lose my spark and passion for teaching is pupil behaviour. I find it very difficult to manage some classes. Anyway, I've been having a problem with one class in particular and just before the Christmas holiday I had some mentoring from a member of SLT. The class improved for a short while but have now gone back to where they were before. I struggle to be assertive, lose confidence and then am even less assertive. Basically I'm not in the right place myself to be teaching. I've recently been told that well behaved students from this class have been talking with members of staff about how bad I am and what the behaviour is like in my lessons and I'm told that probably quite soon parents will be getting in touch to say I'm rubbish too. I'm getting very stressed about this and in turn it's making me feel very demotivated and burnt out. I'm worried I might be put on capability before I even get the chance to leave or ask for a reference! I'm not quite sure what I'm looking for from respondents, perhaps tips on how to get my passion for teaching back or on behaviour management, or perhaps advice on dealing with senior leaders!