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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+00:00 May 9th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|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+00:00 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+00:00 May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|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+00:00 April 25th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|0 Comments

Word of the Week – Forgetfulness

'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: forgetfulness. Now, what was I going to write about this week? Nope, [...]

By | 2019-05-02T23:39:20+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|0 Comments

Finding literacy hard shouldn’t lead to the dumb table!

DYT’s founder & chair Sarah Driver on why Ofsted’s new framework needs to look beyond learning to read. Today is the last day to submit a response to the Ofsted’s consultation on their new draft Inspection Framework. DYT’s response broadly welcomed the new framework, but we raised several points to be considered and I wanted to write about the one [...]

By | 2019-04-15T10:04:47+00:00 April 5th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, SEND|0 Comments

Literacy Difficulties – The DYT Position

DYT have published a new position paper that explains what we mean by ‘literacy difficulties’, the challenge they pose, and what needs to change to ensure every learner is able to thrive. The DYT definition… Literacy difficulties are persistent difficulty in reading, writing, speaking and/or listening that may not be responsive to standard education approaches and req uires further intervention. [...]

By | 2019-04-12T21:08:43+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blogs, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Word of the Week – Queue

'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: queue   Apologies for the delay. Just trying to stay on trend. [...]

By | 2019-03-28T09:56:02+00:00 March 28th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: |0 Comments

Word of the Week – IT

'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: IT Apologies if you work in Information Technology, but a recent survey [...]

By | 2019-03-27T15:37:59+00:00 March 20th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|0 Comments

Word of the Week – Bizbong

'Word of the Week' is DYT's new 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: Bizbong Until three days ago there was no such word as [...]

By | 2019-04-15T14:37:14+00:00 March 13th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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.

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.