Evening, Firstly, I really hope i've put this on the right board, I had a look through some of the subjects & felt it was the right place! I'm secondary and i've been teaching a subject which isn't my specialism & isn't doing too well in the school. It was introduced 2 years ago, hasn't really had proper leadership, SoW, staffing or support of a HoD that actually teaches the subject. There isn't a subject specialist in the school, it's one of those subjects that's used to fill up timetables, so we have RE, Geography, History & English specialists teaching it. Furthermore, it was made compulsory for all KS4 students to take a short course GCSE, when they hadn't studied it in KS3 and so behaviour is really challenging as they have a negative attitude to the subject. All this is a headache but I have been plodding away and hope my current Yr10s will do better as it's more established. However, we recently had Ofsted in and one of the things they found was that our results (as a school) are too low, so, lots of meetings, emails etc about progress & achievement, which I think will be the drive/focus next term. One thing that has already come up is the classroom teachers being accountable for their results, and having to prove what they have done to stop underachievement. This is where I become stuck! I have 2 Yr11 classes and they did a mock last week, I've spent today marking them. It's depressing reading. We have been working on the Controlled Assessment since September, so that could explain why they are so bad, but I'm starting to worry about what school are going to say/do. I did a mock at the end of Yr10 and the results were much better, but the exam is only 40% and students tend to overachieve on the exam. In one of my classes the behaviour is so bad that it limits learning & achievement, HoD, HoY etc etc are aware of this as i've sent a fair few emails, asked SLT in etc. What other strategies could I do to engaged my classes? And what sort of evidence will SLT be satisfied with? I feel like I've gotten to the point where you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink, but maybe I just need a new perspective! Thanks!