I'm approaching the end of my 4th year since graduating from my PGCE. I am known throughout the school as being a good teacher, and Ofted recently rated my lesson as 'Outstanding'. BUT... my form group (now going into year 11) I find just as challenging as my first year as NQT. No class group is as difficult to manage as my form. I blame it on the fact I had them when I wasn't that experienced, and I didn't set out all the 'Classroom requirements' from day 1. I remember, I sympathised with their vulnerability when beginning as year 7 and was the 'nice teacher they could talk to.' Of course my discipline techniques have matured and now I can manage all classes - except for Form Period (10mins each day) and PSHE (1 hour). When I teach ANY of them in normal lessons (albeit in set groups away from Form buddies!) they are fine. This time next year they'll have gone and I'll completely change the way I introduce myself to my new year 7 form group. But It's a scary thought I still have this lot for a whole year! I seem to have lost hope with this group and am just focusing on the fact that I have learnt from my mistakes. Is this normal?