Blogs

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 requires further intervention. Literacy [...]

By | 2019-06-26T12:23:13+01:00 April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blogs, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

#WorldBookDay 2019 – SEND Literature Book List

Celebrating 22 years of World Book Day on the 7th March 2019, schools across the country have an excellent opportunity to get involved and support the development and appreciation of reading. To help you along the way, we've put together a list of some of our favourite inclusive books on SEND. Autism I see things differently, P Thomas (2014) Psychotherapist [...]

By | 2019-03-06T16:26:50+01:00 March 6th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|0 Comments

Spending Well and Spending Wisely

DYT CEO Chris Rossiter takes us through the importance of spending wisely to ensure that consultants are the right fit for their school and ultimately assess whether they will make any difference for learners. All of us working in education understand and feel, at different levels, the impact a lack of funding is having in our schools. As a chair [...]

By | 2019-02-21T12:42:44+01:00 February 21st, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

SEND Governance Myths

DYT CEO Chris Rossiter takes us through five of the well known myths around SEND Governance, proving them all to be untrue and counter-productive when supporting children with SEND. Following the publication of the SEND Governance Review Guide, DYT has been taking the Guide on the road and providing training opportunities for school governors and trustees across the country. One [...]

By | 2019-02-20T16:17:29+01:00 February 20th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Mental Health Awareness Week: Helping a child gain control over their worries

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, DYT Consultant Teacher Kelly Challis takes us through her top tips for a child who may be experiencing intrusive or worrisome thoughts.  Worrying We all get concerned and often distracted by worries that seem so important they can impact on everything we try to do and say. Helping a child experiencing intrusive thoughts [...]

By | 2019-05-13T11:00:38+01:00 February 7th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, SEND|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

What will 2019 bring for education policy?

DYT’s Policy and Public Affairs Executive, Dan Baynes looks at what’s coming up on the policy agenda and the work DYT will be doing to promote learners with literacy difficulties. Read his first blog looking back on our policy work from 2017-18. 2018 was a slow year for education policy. Brexit dominated the political discourse and the Department for Education [...]

By | 2019-01-11T11:42:03+01:00 January 4th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, Briefings, Policy News Feed|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Reflections on DYT’s policy successes

It’s been 18 months since the 2017 general election. This means 18 months have passed since we unveiled the first DYT policy campaign, with our pledge requests to policy-makers to make learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) a priority. With 2018 coming to an end, now is the perfect time to look back on our campaign and reflect [...]

By | 2018-12-20T11:49:07+01:00 December 20th, 2018|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Make a commitment to improve your schools literacy in 2019

Wrapping paper has been cleared away and recycled (hopefully!), the tree and decorations are back in the loft, it’s dark outside, and February feels such a long way away. That can only mean one thing… Back to school! But there’s that one child in your class that you’re worried about. A bright child who answers every question spot on, but [...]

By | 2018-12-20T11:14:09+01:00 December 20th, 2018|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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+01:00 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+01:00 December 5th, 2018|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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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.