Hi I wonder if anyone would be able to share some strategies with me. I have been teaching a while but recently changed schools . I'm now in a small school but with large classes of 29 in a deprived area. I am the only MFL teacher. The pupils have only been getting one hour of French a week and there is no uptake in senior school. It's going fine apart from the S2s (13 year olds)whose behaviour is the worst I've ever seen. I feel it is so hard to engage with these pupils - has anyone been in a similar situation and made a success of it? Would anyone be willing to help? I've started lunchtime clubs etc but it's only the younger pupils who come - they are at least a bit enthusiastic. I have the more difficult classes at the end of the day and it's making me ill and doubtful of my own abilities although I have a good track record in a fairly mixed comprehensive. Thanks for listening!