After spending time in a school in special measures, I have come to the conclusion that some pupils just dont take well to certain teachers and choose to misbehave. In essence the teacher is blamed for lack of progress made by pupils but in reality the pupils should take more responsibility for their own learning. I have probably got to admit the pupils just dont want to work for me in my current school, But the question is how do so many teachers get it right and get pupils on board? What strategies are used to measure progress in a very challenging and demanding school? After a crazy Friday - some of these thoughts still bewilder me!