Bit of an odd one this, I started teaching this year, initially as a trainee, but as a consequence of a teacher needing to step down from ill health, I have deferred my training and have spent this term as a full time unqualified teacher. The year 13s have recently started to challenge the authority of the HoD, they have been playing truant from her lessons and frequently complain about her teaching in my lesson. Today I had a lesson where a year 13 class were due to have a lesson with the HoD straight after, at the end of the lesson they refused to leave saying they would rather have a double with me. I didn't really know how to react, thankfully the head of sixth form was walking past and he only had to poke his head in the door and they left. I was just wondering how people would attempt to convince such a large number of students to leave.