Hi I started a new secondary post at October half term. The students had a bit of a rocky start with the teacher leaving at having various teachers. I am an experienced teacher teaching for over 12 years but the main problem I am having is simply getting the students to put pen to paper and do some work. I have tried interesting hooks as starters coming up with engaging tasks. But they simply dont want to attempt the work. One year 11 class are getting so far behind and are not even attempting assessments so I can not judge their progress. They will also not listen to instructions when tasks are introduced. Any ideas? websites I can read up on? I feel like an NQT again!