Hi I would really like some advice & help with my current class. I have a few children, probably only about 5 of them, who can cause almost constant disruption. I feel I'm stuck in a very negative cycle of stopping, correcting behaviour, demanding quiet & they just keep talking over me. They can be very well behaved with other teachers & even the Ta when she is in charge, it's worst with me. I know it's because they are all much more positive & im anxious and on edge about it. I try to praise good behaviour, I follow the school behaviour policy & they are collecting marbles in a jar to earn extra play but I don't feel we're getting anywhere, in fact it seems to be spreading. One of the boys has a hero like status among the children and others will laugh and encourage him when he's being disruptive. He has a behaviour chart which is starting to help but he doesn't always sustain it. When he's being disruptive it's very difficult - he will call me names, he's thrown pencils and rubbers at me & he talks over me a lot. The head is supportive for now but I need to sort this as its affecting the learning and progress of the class. They are only year 2, it's ridiculous to feel this way but it does feel like me v them some days. I have a Ta who is very experienced and very good, she will move between the worst offenders to keep them listening when I'm speaking. When she's out of class it's almost impossible to teach. Help please!