Hi. I a man currently on my PGCE year in a tricky school. I was in the school before Christmas, before moving schools after Christmas until the Feb half term to experience different surroundings. Before I changed, I was teaching a couple of lessons of a year 8 class with a supply teacher, and needless to say, there were quite a few disruptions in the room. After returning to the school last week, I am due to teach this class full time, however the first lesson was again with a supply teacher, and I was shown very little respect from the pupils, my practical lesson was cancelled as the mentor was not present, and a hastily replanned lesson was again disrupted. I've just wondering if anyone has any techniques to try and get the class back on my side? A couple of the pupils were heard slating my teaching before the lesson (even though I hadn't taught a proper lesson with them).