Hi, I'm at my wits end. I have been given a class to cover whilst their teacher is off sick with stress. Their behaviour at the beginning was appalling: riotous, rude and disruptive. I have managed to get most of them into a situation of good behaviour and respect, and now we are finding room for fun and exploration - except for a small group of boys. The chn are Yr4. The boys in this group will call across to each other, leave their seats, refuse to work and when asked to do as they are asked will walk out of the room in a huff. Eventually I can have four or five boys outside, running around in the playground, knocking on our classroom window, running through the class through our outside door and out the classroom door. I lose my TA's, other staff come to help including SENCo and deputy head, just to try and get these boys back into class and to behave. Sometimes they are sent to a calm room, sometimes have in-school exclusion, two have been externally excluded for a day at a time. This is every day! I have spoken to parents who are unhappy with this too and I'm hoping to get more support from them. There are whispers their teacher is not coming back. I would like to stay on and give the chd some continuity as I feel this will help them but maybe I am not the right teacher for them???? I have been teaching for 20 yrs, I have spent some years in SEN working with ASD and ADHD and I have never not managed to calm and support chd like this. But now I feel defeated, exhausted and I just don't know what I can do. Each lesson is ruined, learning is minimal, there is no joy in the day. I have tried every strategy I know but I am missing something - obviously. How am I getting it so wrong? If there is some advice someone could give me I would be grateful. I will try anything.