A student swore at me the other day in front the whole class - this particular student is very moody and I have found myself thinking of various ways to mollify them since Sept. I sent the student out of the room (normal procedure) and fully expected them to be excluded (eith internally or sent home) which is normal procedure at our school. However the HoY dealt with it and they only received a detention. Since I have tried to speak to the student about their behaviour and received accusations that I caused it and I should be in trouble. When I spoke to HoY I was asked to email the conversation to him. I sent an email and he has blanked me since. The student continues to be surly and difficult in class and I feel insulted and my professionalism has been questioned. I rarely have behaviour problems in my classes. Usually I deal with any problems myself...so it's not as if I am someone who is moaning about the students all the time. Really feel that I need to just go to the head about it and bypass HoY as he is simply not dealing with it. What does everyone think?