I started at a new 2 form entry school in September and was given a year 5 class who had just been mixed together for the first time. Behaviour is the worse I've ever experienced in my ten years of teaching. I was told I had some 'difficult' characters but that was understatement. I also had no adult support despite one of these 'difficult' children having a 1:1 last year. After 3 weeks and being accused by said child of grabbing him and throttling him, I was given a college student training to be a TA as extra help. As nice as she is, shes extra work for me to manage as she has no clue. I was also told 'oh he makes accusations all the time we have to investigate but don't worry.' Long story short, I'm screamed at numerous times each day, children fight daily, things are stolen, parents complain daily about behaviour and 3 supply teachers have refused to ever come back to the school after covering. Today, I was out of class for 1 hour for a meeting and during that time there were 2 physical fights with 4 children, a child spitting in a girls hair, a child running out the classroom and a screaming match with 2 others. The heads response 'What can I do?' There is no support and im at breaking point. Ive rearranged the classroom 4 times and the seating plan, implemented ridiculous amounts of rewards by spending my own money on prizes, always communicating with parents, set up behaviour charts, reward charts, class councillors etc etc. I just don't know what to do. The school behaviour system is bad but without support from slt I'm not sure what to do. Please ignore the poor writing of this I'm just at the end of my mental capabilities! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!