I have been a cover supervisor for 2 months and since I started this role I have had problems managing behaviour. The children talk over me almost of the time and I am fighting losing battles to get the class to keep quiet when I am trying to give instructions, take the register etc.I have had to yell over all the voices to get the class to be quiet. Today for example I was covering year 7 English and the children were taking turns reading allowed. Myself and the students who were reading were constantly being talked over and I had a list of C1's as long as my arm by the end of the lesson. Two were sent to time out. Also I covered a year 11 class of about 15 pupils. There were some girls in there who gave me a hard time. Some were refusing to do their work and making snide comments. Even some of the girls who had been good for me in other classes were showing off to their friends. I was also laughed at by them as they spoke behind my back. I feel like I've messed things up at that it is too late for me to change things now. Respect for me has gone out of the window and I am being seen as a member of staff who is a pushover. I am already applying for a TA position at the school because I hate covering lessons. It was quite nice for me on supply, but the children at this school are diabolically rude.