Hello everyone, I've now spent a few weeks in my first ever TA post, and generally I enjoy it. I spend quite a lot of time out of class supporting a small group of year 6 pupils who are so disengaged from the curriculum that their behaviour is really, really challenging. Most of the time, I manage; I can't get the same level of 'respect' from them that they afford their class teacher (but then I think they're good judges of where adults are on the authority ladder), but I can get them to more or less complete tasks that are set. The problem is that once a week, I have an extra pupil in who really does not get on with others in the group. The pupil often gets insulted (in a langauge I don't understand!) by others and reacts loudly and violently - swearing, fists, pushing, etc. If I shout at the pupil for violent behaviour, then it appears to heighten the pupil's anger, and if I try and calmly reason with the pupil, then they think it's ok to continue with the aggressive behaviour. I don't feel like I can win. I don't know what the alternative is; they can't stay in the classroom because they're working at level one, whereas the classroom work is obviously focussed on trying to get the rest to achieve level 4's. However, I'm really worried that one day the aggressive behaviour might get out of control. Does anyone have any tips on how to manage situations like this? Thank you!