I'd be grateful on any advice regarding what to do with the following situation: There is a lad in my son's class who constantly disrupts the class with shouting out and bad behaviour. He has physically hurt several children and my son says that he always sticks his leg out so that he trips over, pokes and kicks him if he's nearby and at lunch times 'fights' him if he won't join in playing and also teaches him a wide selection of swear words and gestures. My son is not being singled out by this lad. I've spoken to five other parents whose sons are being affected by this boy's behaviour. I know that the lad does not have anyone in class 'supporting' his behaviour. Parents complained throughout Reception Year and I wrote to the teacher and asked for my son's carpet spot to be moved away from him (which she obliged). However, this boy is making several children's school lives a misery and parents of many children in the class say that their children can't hear a thing at carpet time as he is so disruptive. My son is an August birthday and struggling. I don't want anything else holding him back and this lad is a huge negative influence on him. Any ideas as to what the school should be doing and what I/we as parents can do?