Hi...this is the first time I have posted on here for years. I have read advice people have given to others and I'm hoping you can give me some advice. I worked at a school for 10 years as a Cover Supervisor. It could be challenging but I loved it. I decided two years ago to do a PGCE which I did. The school were very encouraging. As soon as I had finished my PGCE a job came up at my old school. I applied. They did not even respond to my application. I was still very much in touch with the school. I accept if you don't get an interview schools don't let you know. However, I thought someone from the dept would have let me know. I felt really low afterwards and thought all the encouragement and praise I had received over the years was a lie. Anyway, I picked myself up and decided to go on supply. I was delighted to get a few weeks supply at my second placement school. However, it was a disaster and I walked out mid lesson yesterday. I had a year 11 class. They were loud but not unpleasant. However, two lads took exception to me following the school rules and giving them a warning. They were blatantly ignoring instructions. They were aggressive and told me to f -off and some name calling and more expletives. They were both shouting at me. I picked my bag up and walked out. I know some will say that's not very professional but I felt threatened. A few TAs also on supply told me they thought some of my classes behaved appallingly towards me. In one lesson I called for help but was told no-one was available. This resulted in pupils laughing and screaming loudly for the rest of the lesson. I found it difficult to teach the rest of the class. Last week a pupil complained about me because I gave him a detention for not doing any work during a test and shouting. His head of year came to see me. Told me there was an issue which I had every sympathy for. The next lesson he was calling me a stupid cow and disrupted the class. Quite a few other pupils got involved with his behaviour. The teaching assistant said she was disgusted with the way I was treated. Another member of staff came to see me to tell me it wasn't me that was to blame and not take it to heart. I was grateful that they came to see me. I feel so low and an absolute failure and I have taken it to heart. I felt if I gave pupils consequences then it was my fault they misbehaved in the first place. Then there was excuses for their behaviour. One person in my class told the class they were disgusted in their behaviour and they had upset me. I wanted the floor to swallow me up! I'm aware this probably doesn't make a lot of sense. There is far too much that has happened. I am trying to condense it and not making a very good job of it.