Need a bit of general advice on this one. Been teaching a long time, behaviour management not my favourite thing but generally OK with it. I’ve worked in tough schools and not found it easy, but who does. Currently dealing with classes where there are some difficult students, and where the behaviour between lessons is quite poor, with students running around the corridors, going into classrooms and screaming just to cause trouble etc etc. To begin with I went in quite strong, but was told that I was using the behaviour system too much and that I needed to be more tolerant. Then I was told that I was being too lenient and that if I needed to remove students so that others could learn, I should do so. Tried that today but was told that the removal system could only take one student at a time, so I ended up with one miscreant sitting there being rude to me all lesson. No one is taking responsibility for behaviour in the corridors and the feeling among the staff is that the behaviour is getting worse. I’ve seen one teacher reduced to tears this week, and the cleaners are very angry about the vandalism that’s being allowed. From my point of view, the worst thing is that I’m feeling very undermined. The implication seems to be that if I’m having to get students removed then the problem is with me (can’t even control a bunch of year 7s). Feeling a bit low about it, frankly. There’s a lot I like about my current place of employment but I’m not putting up with this until retirement. Or death. Am I being too sensitive? What do folks think?