I'm in long term supply at a school where the behaviour is fairly shocking and discipline is an alien concept. Reporting incidents is like throwing them into the local black hole and barely a day goes by without being verbally abused. The permanent staff have all developed their own survival strategies to survive in this chaos. Befriending key trouble makers and a softly softly approach being the favoured one. As well as turning a blind eye when it comes to kids having phones out and earphones in during lessons. I think staff have realised that if you don't challenge poor behaviour you get a lot less abuse from the kids! I've just seen some feedback from the mocksted done by the 'trust' apparently the climate for learning is generally good. However where there is 'low level' disruption it is 'sometimes due to weak planning'. I couldn't help but think: not that old chestnut! Once again I feel like the police chief on amity island when the mayor and his crew won't accept there is a shark problem! Disruption due to bad planning is like saying shark attacks are due to slow swimming! With some of the groups it wouldn't matter what you had planned because the kids won't sit down and be quiet long enough to find out! Maybe some low level behaviour is due to poor planning but I feel a more significant proportion of it is due to other factors. Be it poor parenting, social media, the unhealthy influence of grime music and drug dealer culture, a diet of red bull and chips, no meaningful consequences for a students actions. Some of these kids couldn't even sit quietly through a movie in the lessons before Christmas. If all the millions of pounds spent on a Hollywood blockbuster couldn't keep them entertained, what chance has a teacher got with a few word searches and a whiteboard marker?