Hi Sorry for all the posts - but I haven't really got anyone else to ask as my mentor has given up on behaviour. I have a year 7 class, who I teach just before lunch on a Monday. Every single week, without fail, ( always during this lesson, not on the Wednesday lesson) the same 3 or 4 pupils come up to me, and tell me they do't feel well. It is like clock work, happens so often that I really don't think it that it can be genuine. This is usually a generic " I feel sick" or "I have a headache/my head hurts." At first I was letting them go to the medical room, and then I wised-up and stopped letting them go during the lesson. The upshot, is, they either then go before the lesson and then turn up late with a note from the nurse telling them to 'just sit quietly and not do any work'. Or, they start the lesson fine, and as soon as we hit something difficult, or something they don't want to do, they suddenly start feeling ill, and complain about it non stop ,moaning that I am unsympathetic, which then sets off all the people sitting near them, who start screaming 'ooooo no, don't let him be sick on me" Of course, on the occasions when another pupil genuinely does look a bit green or ill, and I tell them to just sit queitly, I get accused of being unfair/ favortisim. Basically I just don't know what to do with the 'fakers' as I can't prove they are genuinely not feeling ill, but at the moment it is really disruptive, not to mention they are barely doing anywork.