I am currently 3 months into my employement and I am on the verge of thinking I never want to get back into teaching. I started a year with nearly 80 percent of bottom sets (literally the lowest ones). I struggle a lot with behaviour. My youngest classes are easier to manage despite the fact that all of them are very fidgety. I actually like my younger bottom sets. Unfortunately the older groups are dreadful. I tried applying behaviour policy. Unfortuantely, I was faced with a lot of complaints from parents and my HOD didnt seem to be on my side. My HOD believes in 'relationships' which to me is a joke. I was sworn at multiple times. I am treated like piece of rubbish, by some students. Some gang up against me(year 9s and 10s are evil). My HODs lesson, when I came to observe , looked like a disaster. Children late to lesson, talking and generally chaos. After seeing him in action and other more experienced teacher I am wondering how did he even get a job as HOD. I genuinely dislike him a lot for his terrible 'soft' approach to students who are running riots in our departament. I am wondering is it like this in other schools? I am wondering if he is like that because there is no SLT support behind him and he as a young career minded person tries so hard to somehow survive in this terrible school by becoming the most popular teacher in departament. I am on the verge of a meltdown, because of combination of both terrible behaviour and workload. I feel no support from neither SLT nor the heads of the departament. I dont want to go to school everyday so stressed knowing that my favourite classes have to experience moody teacher who can lose temper for no good reason. I know that in a way I am failing these children. I am meant to be there for them,but the stress is eating me out and I doubt that it has positive impact on them. Is the behaviour so poor in every school and most of all is the lack of trust from senior colleugues so widespread in schools.