I'm an NQT and since Christmas I have a new mentor. My previous termly sign off was straightforward - on track to meet all the standards etc but now my new mentor thinks I need more support with TS1 and 7 - and has raised a c for c - fair enough. The head and my mentor both put it down to my relationship with what can be a rather challenging class with some especially difficult pupils. I was told my class are switched off and sometimes totally disengaged. I haven't been given any specific advice on what to do other than be consistent, stick to the behaviour policy etc. On my PGCE year the mutual respect in my classroom was always a positive point and I am at a loss. Any tips for building a more positive relationship and get the kids on my side? I have been guilty of getting cross and shouting in the past and I'm working hard on focussing on positive behaviour. I love this school and still want to be there in September so any advice will be gratefully received!