Seconded!! Jen could have worked in my school - there are many like this with outrageously behaved children, zero support that teacher training can't possibly prepare you for! I'm only in my 2nd year at my current school, and none of the six other nqts (4 started with me, 2 this year) are still here. All saying its the behaviour that made them leave. Its only because I'm old and wise enough to realise that most of what we were old during teacher training is useless at my school. I do what I know will work for me - the opposite of the advice Jen was given. Our SLT will be bemoaning the lack of quality of teachers who can't cope with their kids, it can't be a problem with their kids, or support. Oh no. My heart goes out to Jen, and all the teachers in the same situation she was in.