Hi there I already posted about this issue on the Primary forum and one person advised getting advice here too. I have a child coming into my class next year with severe behaviour issues. These are long-standing and have proved extremely difficult to impact upon in other years. Parents believe he is being scapegoated and so are not hugely supportive, although they also have very poor behaviour from him at home. Essentially, child hurts other children, is constantly rude, shouts out, talks over the teacher etc. Now all of that I have dealt with effectively in the past; my concern is that with this child, no sanction appears to have any effect at all. He has previously made an unfounded allegation of physical harm against another member of staff, and is extremely manipulative. He can turn his disruptive behaviour on and off. He has been assessed by mental health services, who stated on his report that he displays 'sociopathic' traits. He doesn't care about missed playtimes, missed Golden Time, parents being involved etc etc. Praise ad reward systems have been tried and have had zero impact. He just seems impervious to it all. Recommendations from mental health and behaviour support is to 'ignore him' - totally impossible to do. All suggestions welcome.