I have had a difficult few years and I am struggling in teaching. After qualifying, I worked at a great school for 2 years but moved away from the area, so I decided to leave and move to another school due to the commute. The second school was initially good but it went into Special Measures soon after I started and I was unhappy with the constant inspections and the sudden mass exodus of many of the staff and management - it was very unstable so I stuck it out for a year and a half and resigned at Easter. After that, I worked as a private tutor and decided to see if I could find a nice school that would reignite my enjoyment of teaching. I secured a job in a 'Good' school for September and I was looking forward to it. I've only been there a week and a half and I'm finding it really hard. I was told a lot of things on my visit/ interview days about the way the school runs that aren't actually true. I have a very challenging class with terrible behaviour issues - there is a child who was excluded and taught in isolation for the whole of last year who has just been put back into class with no phased return and he disrupts every lesson, every day. It's impossible to teach with him there as he wanders around the room and throws things around etc. I've approached the SLT several times but they seem to turn it around on me ("you need to try more strategies" etc.) He is violent towards the other children and it's awful. He is not on the SEN register, it's purely behavioural. I have approached the SENCO as I feel there are possible learning difficulties there, but she was very dismissive and I feel that the SLT have just washed their hands of this pupil. I need more support with him but they are reluctant to give it. The SLT do daily learning walks and I feel that it is excessive. I always feel like I'm being judged and I hate it. I've always been judged as a good teacher in previous observations so I feel that it is unnecessary. The SLT are also very demanding, passive aggressive and picky and I always feel as if I'm going to get in trouble for something. They talk to me as if I'm an NQT when I've been teaching for several years. I don't know what to do. I feel trapped and as Monday approaches, I'm feeling panicky and worried. I've decided that I want to leave teaching and study an MA in something completely different next year, something I've wanted to do for years. Part of me is thinking of resigning and leaving at Christmas but that wouldn't look good and it wouldn't be fair on the children, some of which are attached to me already. I'm going to find it so hard to stick it out until Summer though. Any advice would be appreciated as it's so early on in the year and I'm finding things very hard.