I have just started a new post in a large mainstream school, in the Learning Support Dept. I will be assisting statemented children in mainstream classes. All my experience is in a special needs environment, at primary age, and mainly 1:1. I am used to using an adapted curriculum, not trying to get a child through a mainstream lesson in one piece. After my first week, I feel considerably out of my depth. I'm not used to having to 'fire fight' all over the classroom, my experience is more focused on the child needing extra support. I feel I have the patienceand experience to support these children, but I don't necessarily know what to do when a group of NT children are playing up, and specifically, winding up the child with SN. Please reassure me I can overcome this?! Any hints/tips would be hugely appreciated!