Hello, I am new to this page and am hoping someone can help/give me some advice. I am a recently appointed learning mentor at a primary school, and one of the main problems at the moment is a couple of children (all from different classes, mainly years 4 and 5) who throughout the day for one reason or another are found wandering the halls. Most of them have anger/anxiety issues and teachers usually let them step outside the classroom for a few minutes to calm down, but some of them never come back, especially if they are too angry at the teacher, and so spend the rest of the day wandering around. I am usually called when this happens and because I am new and they still don't trust / know me well enough they refuse to engage with me and ignore me, and I just end up walking behind them to make sure they don't hurt themselves or others or don't destroy school property. I feel at a loss as to what my options are, I feel by the time I am called to get them it is too late because their emotions are through the roof and they refuse to listen to me at all. On the other hand I do feel lame just walking behind them, being ignored, it is a horrible feeling! Does anyone have any suggestions as to how you have dealt with wanderers in the past? Threats don't work, and neither do prizes, if I offer them extra iPad time if they go back to class, or threaten them with having to make up time during break time they just say stuff like "I don't care" or just continue to ignore me Thanks in advance for any, ANY suggestions!!