Looking for advice/feedback - I started a new job in September as the only teacher of my subject in a small school. It all started out fine, good morale and I got on well with pupils. Come the 2nd half term things started to change. Pupils no longer responded to me, talking over me and not completing work. (Mostly KS4). It turned out that a series of complaints had been made about me and my style of teaching. Lo and behold I expect them to do independent learning. I changed methods, tried to re building relationships and still no response. Then comes the lead up to easter and the looming exams. I set up a pupil voice, only 3 bothered to answer it. I set up revision sessions - at their request - only 2 turned up (including the easter holidays) I have printed off past papers, only 3 have taken them away. I can't do anything with them and dread having to teach them, having spent hours preparing lessons, exam questions and resources. It is now happening with year 10. Their pupil voice was incredibly negative accusing me of 'copying random powerpoints, not teaching them very well and not knowing what I am doing' they requested more interactive activities, which I have tried but they just sit and talk or play on their phones. When I speak to my HOD about the issues or higher up I don't get much support and any complaints made to them are passed on to me 'to sort out and improve'. Right now I feel incompetent and close to leaving a career I enjoy. I have been teaching for 6 years and not had any of these problems before. I don't know who to turn to for advice and not be judged or made to feel belittled. This culture that Pupils can just make complaints and SLT just stick by them and not the staff bemuses me! Any ideas on how I can re motivate my pupils?