In my uncertainty of whether there would be any music teaching jobs in September (I have just completed my PGCE year), I decided to sign up for some TEFL teaching in the summer. Luckily, I have managed to secure a job at an Outstanding school with a Performing Arts specialism which I'm really happy about. I thought that teaching over the summer would be good experience and a positive environment as pupils from abroad would 'want to learn'. However, I have only been teaching for 3 days and one of my classes contains some 'charming' pupils who are consistently late for lessons, yawn in front of me, talk in French about me (I understand them so find it quite hurtful), check their phones throughout the lesson. I know I should be professional and not let their rudeness bother me as essentially this may be my experience in my NQT year, but I am close to 'giving up' as I would like to enjoy my summer and at present, I am feeling a bit stressed out about the amount of planning I'm doing when I should really be preparing for my big, important job in September. In addition, in their feedback after teaching them for 2 days, one of these pupils put that the lessons were 'poor' - I realise that I cannot please everyone as there are other pupils who put 'very good', but its not given me the greatest self-esteem going into my new school in September.