Hi, I would like some advice or direction. I have recently moved to an academy school from a catholic school. The children are completely different - the behaviour is a lot more challenging, so it is taking a lot of time for me to 'get' my kids. I was told last week (while my TA was off sick and I was given no replacement) to stop acting stressed in front of parents. My children's parents went to tell management that I should have a TA and then I wouldn't be as stressed. I don't believe I indicated any such thing to the parents, but I'm happy that they are supportive. The head is new and did learning walks with the person from the academy chain this week. They said they couldn't believe I had been teaching for as long as I had because the children lacked focus in the lesson. They are quite fussy, but they knew what they were doing. Basically, if I don't improve during my initial probationary stage, action will be taken. They have suggested that I go and see another teacher to model behaviour to me - but I want to know about the positive things that I have done! Not just the negative! And I want a more supportive approach - show me how I need to do something, don't just be critical. I work from 7 til 6 every day and more and I feel that my teaching is good. I was outstanding/good at my last school so this is a kick in the teeth. Initially I was upset (thanks for telling me on Friday afternoon) but now I'm thinking, hang on! I'm doing everything right! Please help.