I find it so unfair to kids that actually want to learn - I recently have been doing cover in some pretty badly behaved schools but recently I had the misfortune to do cover at the most appallingly behaved school ever. The kids would tell you to "**** off" they would completely ignore you when addressing them, they would fight in front of you, or push desks chairs and tables over for a laugh - Some would walk out of the class whenever they felt like it. Kids on their phone showing each other You Yube clips or taking or making calls and texts when ask them to stop theyd ignore or say "In a minute.." You would have kids from other classes wander in for a chat with their mates or maybe slap them or abuse them and ignore you asking them to leave. Bullying was a constant factor which under safeguarding I reported multiple cases. Kids threatening to beat up or even stab other kids. Kids coming into a class tackling round the class with a football when I gave chase became ridiculous soI left it. On one occasion a head teacher who helped me before I went across to ask for assistance as my class was chaos he opened the door and was soaked across his face and shirt where a kid he was asking to put away his fizzy drink had thrown it all over him! He said: "I seem to be having some problems of my own". One kid Opened a school learning resource with cards took all the cards out and then threw them all up in the air (52 card pick up style) when I said please clear it up totally ignored. There was no disciplinary procedure and there was no place you could eject kids out to. Most of the time no work was set for cover but when there was they mostly ignored it screwed it up threw it on the floor. I mean iv'e worked in prisons and PRU's but this was truly remarkable. going from lesson to lesson there was often bundle fights in the corridors taking 2 - 3 teachers shouting STOP! to break it and then the kids would run. I mean, not all were like really bad but in classes of 20 plus there were so many factions that unless the key offenders were ejected one would be constantly firefighting. Sometimes I just sat there and let it go as it was too stressful, amazed at what i was really seeing. There are many many good and effective measures for dealing with all this kind of behaviour and i have seen variations of it in quite a few schools. Some schools have a comprehensive behavioural team and good policies and then you work in a school not a mile down the road part of the same Academy Trust and you find chaos! Even shared good practice would be a start but it seems quite often that 'Autonomy' is every school's best asset.