Hi, This year is my first year at this school. I inherited a tutor group in September that are now in Year 9. I have bonded with approximately half but the other half I feel like I'm in a constant battle with. We spend 40 minutes in tutor a day and it is exhausting. I have a very full teaching timetable and they are the most difficult group I have to deal with. I have them in the morning and after lunch. The morning normally they are fine but the afternoon is like my own personal hell. It's not even that they are constantly kicking off, they just have no respect for each other in the tutor or to me. It's gotten to a point where I have a lovely student in there who keeps asking me if I'M ok, instead of me asking her. More than anything they're loud. We have a battle in a morning just to get the register done, I end up making them stand up which I find is patronising to them but it's the only tact that I've found works. I have two students that will particularly make the group spiral with their comments. One of those students is particularly argumentative whenever I ask him to do something or to not do something he argues for very little reason. He isn't very liked amongst the tutor because he makes horrible comments to others but does it very subtly and often tries to get others in trouble. He's gotten to the point today where I removed him and he asked the head of year if he could move tutor, which makes me feel like I'm almost bullying him when all I'm asking him to do is to behave. I have four very catty girls as well. Today I sat everyone in a new seating plan and the snide comments they were making were awful, I just felt like the enemy, pretty much all of them have a grudge now, even some of the ones I had managed to bond with. This one tutor group is making me feel like a sh*t teacher. They are the top reason I would leave the school at this point and I'm so sick of going to my afternoon lessons in a bad mood because of this group, because I have no 'cool down' time it just rolls over into the lessons. We have tasks we have to do with them every afternoon tutor and they are so dry and boring but if we don't do them or go off task we get pulled up on it and getting them to focus is a nightmare, especially in 'silent reading' which is basically 30 minutes of me trying to get them to focus or having to put people on detention. They are the group I give the most dententions to. I don't want it to be like this anymore, I want to be able to bond with them and have discussions but part of me feels that it is down to their maturity as well. At this point I just feel like a **** teacher and a bully. I feel like it's crowd management. I could continue to list problems but at this point I'm out of energy. If this post is too long: My year 9's hate me. I can't bond with them. I spend 40 minutes getting angry, arguing and trying my best to control them. Any advice would be grateful. I just feel like ****.