I have challenging behaviour in my Y1 class. 2 children with EHCPs and one with oppositional defiance disorder (my diagnosis). It's exhausting and I am regularly at the end of my tether, especially since OFSTED is due. Today one my TAs was kicked in the chin by one of the children with EHCP. It was accidental but accompanied by a lot of verbal abuse, which we all know is not personal but can take its toll. (I hate you, you are the worst teacher, you are ruining my life etc) She became tearful and needed some time out and, sad to say, was very apologetic about it. I explained, as the class teacher, that she didn't need to apologise, that it was understandable that she was upset by this. The other TA says she gets kicked regularly by this child and has bruises. What can I do? How can I support my TAs? HOw can I protect them from being hurt? I have asked again and again for advice on positive behaviour strategies and what our policy is on this but nobody seems to know. THe SENDCO is going to ask the Head. Apart from that, I feel regularly that I can barely teach the class because of the disruptions, yet accelerated progress is expected. I am often at my wits end and in tears. What should I expect?