I have started my first week in a temporary/supply post and am struggling with behavioural issues constantly. I have moved pupils to another classroom, changed the seating, followed the school procedures (issuing punishment exercises and managing referrals) as well as reiterating the classroom rules.....though I am STILL experiencing problems! I am even getting cheek and refusal of instructions from S5 pupils which has really surprised me. Is anyone else facing the same situation or experienced this as a new or supply teacher? I am getting tremendous support from the department and PT but I feel I am getting taken the mick out of because I am a new teacher. I also feel I am having to constantly raise my voice to get the attention of the class and be taken seriously (although even then I still feel I'm laughed at when I do!) My usual 'back to the class' methods even with countdowns with S1 etc do no seem to work. Any advice or tips would be great, thank you!