On the 23rd March we launched our third research report: Through the Looking Glass.
Our previous reports have added value to the wider debates on education and SEND and this latest addition will raise, question and challenge the issues the sector should be addressing if we really want to improve universal provision for all children and young people; that is more exposure of SEND in mainstream educational thinking and better planning for supporting the needs of learners where Quality First Teaching is simply not enough.
We call on those commissioning and funding research to include SEND, where it is currently absent, and highlight the difficulties school face in accessing specialist support. This is a theme DYT will be pursuing over the coming year, with additional publications planned for Autumn 2017.
Below we have set out the blogs, media coverage and social media highlights from the report launch.
Literacy for all?
March 14, 2017
Anita Kerwin-Nye discusses inclusion and what it means for literacy campaigns.
Social Mobility and Through the Looking Glass
March 22, 2017
Nancy Gedge blogs on the links between socio-economic disadvantage and SEND.
TES – “Focus on phonics excludes SEND children from the discussion on literacy, charity warns”
We wish to thank the following people for their contributions and constructive feedback to this report: Nancy Gedge, Anita Kerwin-Nye, Wendy Lee and all the staff of Driver Youth Trust and Not Dead Fish for their help with collecting and compiling data.