I'm currently working at a school for a week, in a KS2 class, and the behaviour's not particularly great. I looked through the notes left by the supply teacher who took them last week and she echoed what I found. Which is that there are several pupils who are particularly difficult - three of them have special behaviour sheets - and the class themselves are generally difficult. I was able to keep the kids on task mostly, but I found that the class as a whole is quite hard to get to attention and keep quiet, as there's a fair bit of chatter. I went in tough, or so I thought, and used both praise and warnings. However, I still found keeping their attention a real struggle. I also took time off lunch/break for the class not coming to attention, even after being given enough time. I was pretty reluctant to do this as I felt I was penalizing the whole class, but given it wasn't just one or two offenders this seemed like the only option. Has anyone got any tips as to what I can do to better bring the class to attention and keep them from shouting out all the time?