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DYT welcome additions to Ofsted handbook

  20th May 2019   DYT's Top story: Ofsted have published the new inspection framework and handbook following a consultation earlier in the year. DYT welcome that some of our recommendations have been taken on including the addition of two references to the SEND Code of Practice in the revised framework.   News Update: Ofsted to look closer at struggling readers We also welcome a tweet from [...]

By | 2019-05-20T09:36:58+01:00 May 20th, 2019|Categories: News, The Week Ahead|Tags: |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: Focus on Timpson

  13th May 2019   DYT's Top story: Last week, we focused on the news about The Timpson Review of School Exclusions, this week we lend an eye to the government's response which suggested a major review of the SEND Code of Practice and review of SEMH is on the cards. We also take a look at how the review has [...]

By | 2019-05-13T16:00:39+01:00 May 13th, 2019|Categories: News, The Week Ahead|Tags: |0 Comments

Keep calm and carry on teaching

As exams loom ever closer, our consultant teachers Kenny and Kelly are on hand with handy top tips to avoid cramming and help your pupils prepare for exams through thoughtful re-assurance and guidance. The pitfalls of exam preparation In the lead up to exams there is often a hive of activity in schools where ‘cramming’ is effectively put in place [...]

By | 2019-05-13T10:00:33+01:00 May 9th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: Overdue Timpson finally arrives

  7th May 2019   DYT's Top story: The long awaited Timpson Review of School Exclusions has finally been published today. DYT's Director of Operations Karen Wespieser has blogged to look at the areas where our recommendations have been taken on board, as well as our concern at the report's omission of the link between exclusions and literacy difficulties.   News round-up: Top tips for parents [...]

By | 2019-05-13T10:06:35+01:00 May 7th, 2019|Categories: News, The Week Ahead|Tags: |0 Comments

Overdue arrivals…

The autumn of 2017 was notable for two news events: in October the Prime Minister announced the intention to launch a review of school exclusion whilst in November Meghan Markle became engaged to Prince Harry. Between autumn 2017 and Spring 2019, Meghan Markle was baptised into the Church of England, became a British citizen, got married, got pregnant and had [...]

By | 2019-05-13T10:07:34+01:00 May 7th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Top tips for parents communicating with schools

DYT’s Director of Operations Karen Wespieser takes a look at the crucial role parents play in the education of children with literacy difficulties and shares some top tips on how parents can effectively communicate with their children's school and vice versa.  It is a truth universally acknowledged, that parents play a crucial role in supporting their children’s learning, and levels [...]

By | 2019-05-17T11:30:11+01:00 May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: The Human Cost of Dyslexia

 29th April 2019  DYT's Top Story: The All Party Parliamentary Group on Dyslexia has published a new report 'The human cost of dyslexia,' which features recommendations and findings from Literacy difficulties: The DYT position’. News round-up: DYT Summer Term newsletter Read the latest DYT newsletter for exciting news from across our network. Literacy: 5 ways to boost reading with parents Reading with parents [...]

By | 2019-04-29T07:17:12+01:00 April 29th, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Word of the Week – Pencil

'Word of the Week' is DYT's weekly partnership with author Tim Glynn-Jones. Each week Tim will choose a word, exploring the history behind its meaning, pulling upon an assortment of wry observations on life as well as revealing some surprising historical facts and amusing home truths. This week: pencil.   Do you ever look at your pencil and wonder, “How [...]

By | 2019-04-29T13:54:51+01:00 April 25th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|0 Comments

DYT summer term newsletter

Welcome to the summer term Driver Youth Trust newsletter As we continue to welcome schools on to our 2019/20 Drive for Literacy programme, I am excited to share with you our new position paper on literacy difficulties. The new paper explains what we mean by 'literacy difficulties', the challenge they pose, and what needs to change to ensure every learner [...]

By | 2019-04-25T11:02:54+01:00 April 25th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: Labour commit to scrapping SATs

 23rd April 2019  DYT's Top Story: DYT was one of 59 signatories in this letter to The Times calling on Labour not dismiss Key Stage 2 National Assessments without clearly articulating the alternative. Whilst we feel there are areas of the current system that should be reformed to better support learners with literacy difficulties, we do not support the wholesale [...]

By | 2019-04-23T10:49:20+01:00 April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, Policy News Feed, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.