Hello all, I've just started at a new school and I have an awful year 11 class. They are rude, disrespectful, talk constantly, do not work, do not care about their work, talk about inappropriate things, swear, generally horrific which is also surprising given that across the school overall behaviour is not too bad. My head of department and head of year are aware that they are not the easiest, but I don't feel they are truly aware how much I am struggling. It's making me so stressed and dreading the thought of going into work tomorrow as I have them period 5. It's also making me consider other careers as this just doesn't seem worth it. I've tried the calm and clear instructions/expectations approach, didn't work. Tried being a bit more shouty but they either didn't really care or just answered back or found it funny. Tried being consistent with behaviour policy but nothing seems to work. It's just so so awful and a waste of everyone's time. I'm planning on going in tomorrow morning and being far more frank and honest with my head of department about that class than I perhaps have been as I feel they need to be aware so they can put in place proper support. I want more support from SLT. Ideally I'd like another adult in the room as much as possible as it's impossible for me to deal with behaviour and help those kids who are working at the same time. I want the kids to know I mean business and this cannot stand as they are far too old and this year is far too important. Does anyone have any other hints or tips that could help my situation? Either something I could use in the classroom or advice on how to approach it with HoD and SLT? Many thanks.