Dear Tom, I have trouble with low-level disruption in my some of my classes, though this is getting a lot better now. However... I have a year 8 group of 26 students. Of those 26, 8 are flagged as having behaviour issues. Even though only 8 are flagged, they are known in the school as being "the bad bunch", and I have been having trouble with behaviour from day one. I teach them on a Monday and a Friday (and some last thing on a Friday for Drama*) and I really struggle getting them to listen. When I ask someone to move in the class, they argue and end up being sent outside. Despite the fact that I use the behaviour pyramid that the school has in place, I can't get any work done. I've asked for support from the school and have received a wealth of advice, but nothing seems to work. Surely I can't pass my NQT with trouble like this? Even though other teachers do have problems with this class, it seems that I am the only one who can't get anything done at all. I'm starting to panic about teaching them for the rest of the year, now. What do I do?