Since September I have been teaching Art and Design to a Y8 class and have found it at times challenging. I had particular difficulties with one student who tended to demonstrate disruptive behaviour and consequently did not engage in the classroom. I tried many different behavioural management strategies but nothing seemed to work until recently. During lockdown, I had the opportunity to work more closely with this student and build on our relationship. This had an enormous impact on how this student now engages in the classroom and I am proud of her improvement and development in the subject.