Hi, I am an NQT, and I have a year 10 group nearing the end of their coursework. I would say 30% of the class are working well and will achieve what I want them to for end of May. However, I have a small minority who have been absent for various reasons, and are very slow workers. The rest of them are capable, they just drag their heels every lesson now, I check their work, and they've done very little, I can't sit over every indiidual each lesson watching what they are doing, I find this situation difficult. I know they wernt good either with the previous teacher, by the standard of the work from their previous teacher, so I have inherited a class where some pupils are used to not working well. It's worrying me now, and I am wondering what approach to take when I go back after easter. Do I look for my head's guidance, which up to now hasn't been the best, as he's never around. Do I go for detentions all the way, what do I do. What would you do? can anyone advise me please?