Hi I'm an NQT about to start in a special needs school for children with autism, I have a range of ages in key stage 2 with a few just into year 7 but all are working on P levels between 1 and 3. I would really like to introduce a more formal structure to the day with short lessons in between choosing, snack, break etc. I'm finding this a real struggle to think how to do as a lot of the children have been allowed to choose for a lot of the time and coming away from their preferred activities is difficult for them, quite a few find sitting in one place for more than a few minutes difficult too. Does anyone do this in their school with similar pupils? I really need some ideas on how I can get all the pupils together at the same time even if it's only for a minute or so and then what sort of activities we can do so they are aware that there is an expectation to be in a lesson but not an activity that places too much demand on their other skills. The children are all big and have no mobility issues so I can't get into battles with them about where they are as I won't win! Some can display aggressive behaviours too so I need to balance that to ensure I am keeping everyone safe and not putting too much stress on the children therefore leading to negative behaviours. Any ideas would be welcome!