I have one particular class of Y10s which now just dread. The only time I have ever managed to 'teach' them was when the HoD observed a lesson. I have tough kids in other classes, but no other class is like this; it's more than half of them, including ones who were apparently good last year. In eavery lessonI have to deal with students taking and hiding other students' pens, books and bags; students poking one another with any implement they can find; students waiting until ten inutes into the lesson to announce that they don't know what to do (which always causes lots of hilarity among the rst of the class) or to announce that they don't have a pen. When I tell students to move seat or give detentions, I just get griief such as 'It wasn't me' or 'Why are you moving me/ keeping me in when you didn't move him/ keep him in. I finally got a member of SLT to talk to them last week, but I don't know what she said as I was asked to leave the room with the students who know how to behave appropriately. Also, one boy, when tackled by HoD, announced 'If she (that's me) doesn't like it, she should get another job!' He's still in my classroom sneering at me every lesson and the temptation to smash his face is very great. Parents have been contacted, but I'm still not getting a lot of joy. Where do I go from here?