I'm a relatively new teacher but I am currently not in school because I'm on sick leave. I have been off for a little while. I was walking to the shops and a pupil who I normally teach saw me and was with a bunch of friends who started shouting at me for being off. I ignored them and walked on and by the time I was going back they were gone. I emailed the head to tell him, not because I think he can do anything but because if the kids are hostile when I go back or say anything before I am back in I want them to know. My question is how do I deal with teaching these kids when I go back - I don't know whether to address it directly but it will be a while until I'm back in. I also just don't want to go out anymore in case it happens again.