Hi- new to the forum, but thought it would be a good resource to try and gain potential tips off others in the profession. Have just started a TA 121 post at an International Boarding School, which will see me through til the end of this academic year. Am a 121 with a Y9 boy who has been at the school since the start of the academic year. At worst, he just acts very teenagery (answering back, ignoring instructions), but the behaviour is frequent. He also has a privileged background, and acts that way too. I am trying to develop a reward/punishment system in order for him to get on task, which sometimes can be challenging. So was wondering as to whether anyone had any tips as to how I could go forward with the system, and try and steer away from punishments such as seeing the headteacher and giving him an afterschool detention on a frequent basis. All of which I feel will not benefit him in regards to his education. Many thanks!