Dear James... I have just completed the first term as an NQT in a challenging Year 5/6 class. I have had some issues with behaviour management, mainly getting the class to listen. I have many children with different needs including some SEN and one child with ADHD. I don't feel that I have had much support in dealing with these children and only have a TA for an hour and a half each day. My first observation went fine but I feel that the behaviour gets worse when I am on my own with them as they do not have enough respect for me. My headteacher has now made the descision to take me out of class as she has had a couple of parental complaints and is concerned about the effect the behaviour is having on learning. She mentioned that I need to work on my presence within the classroom. I have been told that after half-term I will be carrying out PPA cover with the other classes within school as well as spending some time with my mentor in her class. I am feeling really dissapointed as I felt that I was getting somewhere with the class and don't feel it is fair. Although there is some relief as the behaviour was getting me down and I was dredding going to school each morning. I think that it may be a good way to spend my NQT year as I will get more support and be able to develop my confidence and classroom presence within diffferent year groups instead of struggling along with the other class alone. I have mixed feelings about the situation and just want some reassurance that this is the right thing to do. Can the headteacher make this decision all of a sudden or do I have some say in it? I just feel really put down and embarrased that other people might think I can't control a class. My mentor is really nice and she doesn't understand why the head has made the descision. Any advice or reassurance would be greatly appreciated.