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Five things we learned about literacy in the Ofsted Annual Report

DYT Director of Operations Karen Wespieser takes us through five key takeaways on literacy from Amanda Spielman’s Ofsted report, including the claim that ‘ensuring children master literacy is a central issue of social justice' The basics Unlike SEND, literacy always gets fair coverage in Ofsted Annual Reports. This year was no different, and literacy was front and centre on the [...]

By | 2018-12-06T16:16:04+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Five things we learned about SEND in the Ofsted Annual Report

DYT Director of Operations Karen Wespieser takes us through five key takeaways on SEND from Amanda Spielman's Ofsted report, and calls for Her Majesty's Chief Inspector to ensure that no school can be outstanding unless they can also demonstrate they are inclusive.   SEND is important to Ofsted The focus on SEND in the Ofsted annual report was unprecedented. In raw [...]

By | 2018-12-05T16:48:38+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Acknowledging the importance of early literacy is just the first step to delivering for all pupils

DYT CEO Chris Rossiter takes a look at recent comments by Amanda Spielman at Ofsted’s annual report launch and Nick Gibb in Conservative Home on the importance of early literacy in primary education, questioning whether their statements truly reflect the reality for children with SEND. Amanda Spielman, Chief Inspector at Ofsted published her annual report today saying that the importance [...]

By | 2018-12-05T10:53:16+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

DYT and ‘Word of the Week’ – A new collaboration

Driver Youth Trust is excited to announce a new partnership with author, Tim Glynn Jones on ‘Word of the Week’.  Tim explores the meaning behind words and describes an assortment of wry observations on life as well as revealing some surprising historical facts and amusing home truths. DYT’s Director of Education, Jules Daulby explains why this is such an exciting [...]

By | 2018-11-30T16:13:08+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Driver Youth Trust at ResearchSEND

Driver Youth Trust’s CEO, Chris Rossiter presented at ResearchSEND 2018 Conference in Manchester. The conference took place on Saturday 10th November at Manchester Metropolitan University and ran in conjunction with @WholeSchoolSEND (A consortium committed to improving outcomes for C&YP with SEND).   The Presentation Chris's presentation, 'How Driver Youth Trust (DYT) uses research to inform Practice' took a look at [...]

By | 2018-11-27T10:44:59+00:00 November 12th, 2018|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day – Top tips for identification and teaching

As we approach Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day, Jules Daulby takes a look at this often lesser-known communication difficulty, its characteristics, and how best to support children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) in the classroom. Do you know what Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is? Perhaps you’ve heard of Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)? If you have, you may think it’s dyslexia, [...]

By | 2018-10-25T13:57:29+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Categories: Blogs|0 Comments

Conference Season 2018: An opportunity missed….

The media circus, speeches, fringe events and speculation are over – party conferences are done for another year. DYT attended the two main party’s get togethers this year to great success, we met Angela Rayner, shared a panel with Damian Hinds and banged the drum for children and young people with literacy difficulties throughout. Dan and Karen share their reflections [...]

By | 2018-10-26T11:25:55+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Blogs|0 Comments

What to expect from Party Conference season: Part 2

As the annual conferences of the major political parties kick off, DYT’s Policy Executive, Dan Baynes looks at what the education sector can expect from the governing party in Part 2. (Read about the Lib Dems and Labour in Part 1) All eyes will turn to Damian Hinds as he makes his maiden speech to the Tory faithful. Hinds’ occupation [...]

By | 2018-10-26T11:27:48+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Categories: Blogs|0 Comments

Effective specialist support and ringfenced funding is needed to support those who struggle to learn to read

After analysis of the Phonics Check by Driver Youth Trust revealed a 'post-code' lottery for SEN learners, Richard Selfridge takes a closer look at the figures, and what they tell us about the support children in the UK receive. Those children who do not learn to decode at the required level by Year 2 should have effective specialist teacher support [...]

By | 2018-11-16T14:59:39+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Categories: Blogs, Research|0 Comments

Dyslexia: the view from Scotland

Last week, DYT’s Director of Operations, Karen Wespieser, ventured north of the border to present at ResearchED Scotland. In this blog, she reflects on what she learnt about the Scottish system. Following the joint session that DYT’s Director of Education, Jules Daulby, and I presented on Dyslexia at the ResearchED National Conference, this weekend I was in Scotland to present [...]

By | 2018-10-25T14:04:19+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Categories: Blogs|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.