I hope someone can help. I am an NQT at a new school. My y10 class are becoming very challenging. They are very talkative and this is resulting in a lot of wasted time while I wait to start my lesson. I know I can't expect every pupil to like me; however, I am finding it increasingly difficult as pupils challenge me when I give them warnings claiming 'I haven't done anything' etc etc. Also, this week pupils have taken to asking for a good teacher, one who is qualified and has a degree. This is really hurtful. Any suggestions for how I can regain control and get through to them? I use the school policy and have taken to ringing parents. Thanks in advance.