Hello I was recently observed teaching a middle ability, ks4 class. Despite my best efforts with planning and resources, some students decided they just weren't having any of it: having noticed a member of the SLT in the classroom, I suspect that they deliberately decided to play up. I receieved an inadequate, which I understand in the circumstances (I have never been graded as inadequate before, either at this school or any other one.) Various things have been put in place supposedly to help me, although they have been rather counter-productive so far. My main concern however is this: I am being observed, with the same group, next month and have been told (by the member of SLT who saw me) "I expect to see a marked improvement." However, the class are bright enough and sadly unpleasant enough to deliberately be rude, and unco-operative. I can make this class work in silence but only if I stand at the front watching them beadily. If I set work and one of the conscientious students ask for help, or I go to chivvy a lazy student along, the rest start to indulge in behaviur such as putting on makeup, eating and drinking, playing on phones and flicking paper or drawing on one another. My real concern is that I will teach a 'proper' lesson and be graded as inadequate because of behaviour, or spend the lesson at the front and still be graded as inadeuqate because of not actively teaching. Does anyone have any good ideas with what I can do? Many thanks.