We have one teacher for 150 juniors at breaktime and some very disruptive children on the yard. It is not uncommon for fights to break out between boys in year 6 and I seem to get a lot of attitude from them, I think because I have never taught them so they try to push the boundaries with me. If we have a supply teacher in who is covering a teacher on duty then they are sent out on their own. This seems unacceptable. Especially given the behaviour of the children. In addition to this, our playground is the entrance to the school so the gate is continually being opened as people walk in and out. The children themselves have the job of opening and shutting the gates on to the road which I don't think is at all safe. Thankfully there have not been any bad accidents on the playground while I have worked there but I am just waiting for something to happen. I feel completely unsafe at playtime. I have always been good at managing behaviour but I am struggling to control the children I don't know out on the yard. My feeling is that there should be another person out but I know I will make myself very unpopular if I bring this up! Do other schools only send one person out?