As the post explains I have not taught for an academic year but really want to be red hot and get this job! Does anyone have any tips as to what could make a strong start to the lesson (they're a rowdy bunch of Year 11's) and how to settle them. I'm thinking an engaging starter should do the trick. What happens if the behaviour goes terribly wrong? The school is big on students demonstrating the progress they have made. Any ideas on how I can get every child to demonstrate they have made progress? What if they haven't? Aaaaah! The lesson is GCSE Poetry. Thank you!