I've started teaching a class in January after leaving another class due to moving area. I was warned that this class had some 'characters' but their behaviour was poor due to the lack of stability at the start of the year. Their teacher had quit unexpectedly and they had received numerous supplies for the whole of the autumn term. It culminated in that class having to be split into two and taught separately in different rooms (I didn't find this out until I had accepted the job). The class are an absolute nightmare. I was told "oh they just need a bit of TLC, they've been neglected, no stability etc". I've attempted to be kind, patient, caring but it's not working. This class have caused me so much stress I've developed a stammer, I've always had confidence issues and with this class I feel I can't speak properly as I'm constantly being interrupted, shouted at, talk back to etc. I'm someone who is very calm usually, rarely shouts and previously with other classes I've been fine, they've behaved, we've formed relationships and had a successful year. This class are making me want to quit teaching altogether, I'm near tears most days, I'm constantly stressed, I've lost all passion for the job. I can't teach most days, just crowd controlling and usually repeating my self to children that just don't listen. I've spoken to parents, offered clear rewards and sanctions, all the usual behaviour techniques and some children's behaviour has improved. People have commented on how much more calm the class is and how I'm doing a good job with them but it's taking everything I've got and I'm beyond drained. I can't remember the last full lunch break I had to myself, most days I have 3/4 misbehaving children sitting with me for detention. Not to mention I was given 2 subjects to lead and have to hold assemblies too (despite this being only my 2nd year teaching). The problem I have is... how can I abandon this class when I was hired specifically to provide that stability? I've spoken to the behaviour lead and my phase leader about all these issues and was effectively told to suck it up. The child that causes the most problems has ADHD and doesn't receive funding but he does have a 1:1 most mornings but she flits between different classes as she also deals with behaviour in the school. As soon as she leaves that child just gets up out of his seat and runs riot. If a child is disrupting my lesson I have to fill a form out that another child has to take to the office and then I have to wait for someone to come collect that child. In the mean time my lesson has gone down the toilet. I just don't know what to do. If this carries on as is, I'm going to have a mental breakdown. I've never felt this low, with so little self worth and confidence. But I feel this overriding sense of guilt for the nicer children in the class who need me to stay and teach. They can't have anymore supplies. If I go off sick I know I'll be not treated kindly. They'll be mad that I took the job despite knowing they were difficult and aren't "sucking it up". My phase leader said stress was part of the job and I'm not going to receive any extra support for any of my challenging children. What do I do?