Hi, there. Apologies for the much repeated topic. I'm an NQT, Modern Foreign Languages, and started in September in a secondary school. In December my assignment evaluation was at risk and still today, after my 3rd formal observation so far, I cannot understand if I am making any progress. My huge struggle is behaviour management, I find it very difficult to set 'tone' in my voice (my voice is usually soft) to make me heard by students. I teach nine classes, seven of them are all lower set with SEN and learning problems. My self-confidence has dropped to such a degree that I have panic attacks, insomnia, and palpitations. The students are too chatty, verbally aggressive and disrespectful. All the strategies to manage them are not working. I'm thinking of quitting because their behaviour is emotionally too much for me. I have stopped having a life, I spend the whole week (weekend included) planning and with very little time to rest. All of this is having an impact on my health. I have read and heard stories from others I know who teach have had very similar experiences. We are told as teachers that it's our responsibility to engage the students, and punitive measures today appear to be often in current teaching practices. But, the truth is, sometimes, children esp. in lower sets will do everything and anything to disrupt a lesson they are wholly uninterested in. I should finish the term and then consider if concluding my NQT year and giving the profession another chance in a new school, or change career directly. Any advice is more than welcome.