Hello, I am an NQT and will start teaching a small low ability year 8 class tomorrow. 95% of them have a statement and some have behavioural difficulties. I have planned an intro lesson clearly outlining expectations, lesson routines and what we will cover this year in as much detail as possible. I just wondered if anyone could provide some advice about the best ways to support this sort of class. I spent 3 years working with autistic kids and as an LSA so I do have experience of this but obviously I now need to ensure that these children make sufficient progress to cope with the demands of year 9. We will start the year reading a novel and doing a creative writing assessment and I want to make sure they can access the novel. Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.