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Commons Education Committee SEND report uncovers catastrophic lack of support

The House of Commons Education Committee has released a damning report on the state of SEND, supporting what we knew already – young people are being failed by a broken and unlawful system.    The report highlights the disparity between children’s needs and SEND provision, something DYT has campaigned to change in every school across the country. “The significant funding shortfall is a serious [...]

By | 2019-10-23T12:22:11+00:00 October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Inflencing policy makers, News, Policy News Feed|0 Comments

DYT highlights importance of initial teacher training at APPG

This year, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dyslexia and Specific Literacy Difficulties is looking at the human, societal and educational impact of dyslexia. In reviewing educational impact, DYT was invited to parliament to provide evidence on teacher training and professional development and here is what we said… Dyslexia training for new teachers Each year around 30,000 teachers enter initial [...]

Driver Youth Trust have partnered with Teach First to deliver on the Early Career Framework

Driver Youth Trust (DYT) is working with Teach First to support a pilot of the Department for Education's Early Career Framework. The programme is designed to support early career teachers in order to build their confidence, knowledge, competences and motivation. This early roll-out phase will help build evidence to support the national roll-out of the Early Career Framework which is [...]

By | 2019-10-18T09:54:06+00:00 October 18th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

New evidence shows teachers doubt dyslexia

New evidence collected for Driver Youth Trust reveals a third of teachers have doubts about the validity of the term dyslexia. DYT’s CEO Chris Rossiter looks at what this means for learners struggling with the disorder.  The data, collected from nearly 6,000 teachers for Dyslexia Awareness Week [1], found that over a quarter of teachers (26%) believe that dyslexia is a useful [...]

By | 2019-10-11T16:40:50+00:00 October 11th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, News, Research, SEND|0 Comments

Classroom strategies resource supports learners with literacy difficulties

In honour of Dyslexia Awareness Week 2019, Senior Consultant Teacher Kenny Wheeler has created a resource full of classroom strategies to support learners with literacy difficulties. Here's what he had to say about the booklet, and what inspired him to write it. What does the classroom strategies resource focus on? Senior Consultant Teacher Kenny Wheeler Essentially, the resource [...]

By | 2019-10-10T12:00:03+00:00 October 10th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ten tips on communicating with parents of students with literacy needs

When Karen Wespieser, DYT's Head of Operations, was asked to write a back-to-school blog for Ark, she knew exactly what she wanted to say... Effective two-way communication is one of the five hallmarks of a parent-friendly school. according to home-school cooperation charity, Parentkind. It allows a relationship of trust to develop that is vital in enabling conversations around a child’s learning [...]

By | 2019-09-16T16:12:37+00:00 September 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Disappointment in “forgotten third”

Driver Youth Trust’s vision is to ensure every young person can access the highest quality education that is responsive to their literacy needs. Whilst we welcome ASCL’s Commission into the “forgotten third” of learners who do not achieve a standard pass in English and mathematics, it is disappointing that the final report does not mention Special Educational Needs and Disability [...]

By | 2019-09-11T16:09:34+00:00 September 11th, 2019|Categories: Inflencing policy makers, News, Policy News Feed|0 Comments

The next Prime Minister must invest in literacy for all children

This summer, DYT is celebrating ten years of educational impact. This speech by DYT's Founder and Chair - Sarah Driver - looks back at our sucesses and considers what's next for the Trust. The publication of our book, DYT the first ten years, celebrates the tremendous good Driver Youth Trust has provided to schools and the wider education system over [...]

By | 2019-07-15T11:06:46+00:00 July 14th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Taking EEFs guidance on literacy one step further

DYT consultant teacher Kelly Challis takes a look at the new EEF guidance on improving literacy in secondary schools and how it can be applied in schools to best support learners with literacy difficulties.  The EEF has just published new guidance on Improving Literacy in secondary schools. The report features many of the elements which, as a consultant teacher at [...]

By | 2019-07-10T13:56:17+00:00 July 10th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five charts the DfE didn’t want you to see

The latest DfE data on special educational needs and disabilities has been released. DYT's Karen Wespieser has done a deep dive into the data around literacy difficulties to find the charts that DfE didn’t want you to see. The DfE summary report provides SEND data by primary type of need, however when it compares these needs, it does so within [...]

By | 2019-07-10T08:05:36+00:00 July 8th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|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.