Hi all, Having started in a y4 class at Easter - a class who have had a string of supplies, a teacher on long term sick and a stint with the male deputy who they seemed to like very much and now me, there is major behavioural issues from a class who seem to have had it their way for too long. I'm not looking for a long term solution, just something to get through the last half term. The class is rude and disrespectful to any adult they come into contact with. I take no nonsense and follow the school's sanction rules closely, with verbal warnings, sending children for time out, out of class, SLT and parental invovlement. I praise children doing the right thing, I award team points that they started with the Deputy before me, I started table points and then polite points with prizes and rewards. Now I know some people are thinking that I should be consistent with rewards but this class respond differently to my behaviour management strategies every day. Some days I never have to send anyone out, the rewards work really well and we have a good day. Other days nothing seems to work and I praise to high heaven, keep children in at play times and send repeat offenders out which they seem to love. Does anyone have any tips on how to keep my sanity for the last few weeks of school? "Keeping up with it" is not an option I'm afraid. I have also spent circle times and class assemblies discussing behaviour and setting up rules. The school is in special measures and we are due HMI any day. Many thanks for any ideas anyone may have.