As I say, you want to pick and choose who you're paid to teach. Have you forgotten Philip Lawrence? He was murdered. Funny you - crusader for a better society - should forget the one example of a teacher who has been murdered while bleating that teachers might get murdered. Six months? I'll bet nurses and police officers who you so scurrilously maligned would love to have had this little disruption in six months. I had to deal with a lot more than that as an AHT, and I never thought to pity myself above my partner, who was a nurse. Funny. Students, in anonymous evaluations, have consistently rated my input on behaviour management with a 94+% satisfaction rating for the past six years. They find it the most helpful input they have on their PGDE courses. Mmm... were you off that day, aldo? Or was the cr+p you expound learned elsewhere, in another time?