I am totally dismayed with how my first day went. I just do not know who to turn to. My school colleagues just keep telling me that I will 'figure it' and not to worry. Well I am extremely worried and I am not figuring it. My mentor is a year six teacher and I am year two (first job!). My head is not really interested in how I am doing and of no help with guidance. I am at breaking point. Behaviour: I am not sure on how to tackle this problem. I have guidance on bad behaviour, but am not sure on how to handle everyday problems. For example how do you control a class who do not appear to listen. I have to keep repeating myself. Is this normal for this age group. Should I be punishing them. How should I re-enforce what is expected. Lower ability children: I have one in particular that is at Foundation/Reception level and currently is rewarded for completing tasks/activities with being able to use the computer. I would prefer another form of reward, but not sure what form this should take. It has been suggested that I should 'push' certain groups. This is this done by giving them higher levels of work (e.g. year 3)? I feel that I am just not capable of doing this job and my confidence is at zero level. I feel that my school is not supporting me. I have asked many, many questions, but feel that I am on my own and just floundering. I know that this is day one, but I am not sure if I will survive to day three. Is there anyone out there who has some advice/reassurance to offer.