Dear Tom I teach in a Year 2/3 class in a mainstream school. I have a very difficult class, that has been made worse by 2 extremely violent pupils. I am scratched, punched, bitten, kicked and sworn at every day by these pupils. I feel like I am slowly losing my mind. I can't teach properly because I have to spend all my time dealing with these children that also lash out at the other children in my class. I feel totally powerless in this situation. I have tried every positive behaviour strategy I can think of and set up a Nurture group to try and support them. The parents won't accept there is a problem in one case and last week I was punched in the face twice. Please help.