Hi I'm looking for other primary teachers to reassure me that the same thing happened to them when they started teaching! I'm a few weeks into a maternity cover and after the initial honeymoon period I am now finding it really difficult to manage low level disruption. I'm in KS2. I'm a five foot nothing young female and I don't have a very loud voice! Once they all start talking it's so difficult to get them to stop and I don't want to shout in case it looks to them like I'm losing control. I'm confident and am following through with sanctions - I want to know if this will work if I persevere or if there are any top tips for appearing menacing in front of year 6 (despite not being a 6ft bloke!) Thanks!