Could someone please, please help with an ongoing, worsening problem I have? I take a class of Y4 pupils for 45 minutes of PE once a week. There are lots of boys in the class, and at least 9 of them have problems with behaviour. This has encouraged others to play up too. I'm at my wits end about what to do with them that will engage them enough to get through effective lessons safely. Every week I give them instructions which they do not listen to/actively disobey/carry on through. I've tried highlighting good work, praising improvements in behaviour, thinking up fun activities, giving warnings, time outs, and twice have stopped a pupil from taking part in the entire lesson. I asked them what their favourites games are, and told them that they can play one at the end of the lesson if they behave well, but that doesn't work. The bad behaviour is constant. For example: if they are asked to walk/jog/run round hall they bunch into groups and start to carry on. If I put them into teams to play a game, they swap places and I end up with uneven teams, even if I make them stand in different corners of the room as I divide them up. If I make anyone take time out they dash out of where I've put them when I am loooking elsewhere, shout out to others, make sillly noises etc. I have no adult support, and management take a totally hands off approach. I usually only have half an hour in the hall with them by the time we get over there, and I need to come up with a way of making them take part safely and sensibly in activities, so that they are getting physical exercise. I don't think it's good to make them take timeouts too much, and some of them are looking for that anyway. It's a fairly small gym hall, and there are very limited opportunities to take them outside. Can anyone give me some advice, please? I dread PE, we don't get through lessons and last week I had to stop the lesson and take them back to class to write out the safety rules, because they got so out of hand. Sorry for the rant, and thanks for reading.