Inflencing policy makers

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 [...]

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

A golden opportunity?

Will the new English Hubs and training centre support learners with literacy difficulties? DYT's Policy and Public Affairs Executive, Dan Baynes looks at the improvements needed and the Hubs' capacity to provide it.  Despite progress made in improving literacy over the past 10 years, outcomes for learners with literacy difficulties have remained significantly below the national average – 12% of [...]

DYT welcomes new Ofsted inspection framework with call for a greater focus on effective literacy provision

Driver Youth Trust (DYT) has published its response to the new Ofsted framework, welcoming its focus on reading but warning that this needs to stretch beyond the early years. DYT have identified a bias toward early years and the initial development of reading in the Ofsted draft framework. We use our response to highlight to the inspectorate that for some [...]

DYT welcomes “Promising Start” to early language and literacy SEND funding

The Department for Education has today announced around £18 million worth of funding to support early development in literacy and language at home.  Education Secretary, Damian Hinds announced the policy saying that “Education begins long before children arrive in the classroom. It begins as soon as they leave the maternity ward, in the crucial early years in the home, where their [...]

DYT joins over 120 national organisations to call on Government to put children at the heart of the Budget

  Unprecedented coalition of children’s organisations call on Government to put children and young people at the heart of its spending decisions. The number of children with special educational needs who are awaiting provision has more than doubled since 2010. DYT is among an influential group of over 120 children’s charities, teaching unions and other organisations that have called on [...]

Dyslexia specialist shortage exposed as legacy of £10 million Government funding pledge in tatters

Dyslexia specialist shortage exposed as legacy of £10 million Government funding pledge in tatters    Driver Youth Trust predicts a third of local authorities in England do not have sufficient specialist dyslexia teachers (1) A freedom of information request to the Department for Education reveals they did not monitor a pledged £10 million fund to improve dyslexia teacher and do [...]

Driver Youth Trust’s Director of Operations, Karen Wespieser, joins panel with Education Minister Damian Hinds at the Conservative Party Conference

Panel, left to right: Karen Wespieser (Driver Youth Trust), Kevin Courtney (NEU), Cath Murray (SchoolsWeek), Damian Hinds (Secretary of State for Education), Geoff Barton (ASCL) Karen Wespieser joined a panel of distinguished educationalists at the Conservative Party Conference to debate the question ‘is it still rewarding to be a teacher in England?’. Using new data, compiled by DYT, Karen argued that [...]

DYT feeds into Labour’s National Education Service policy forum

DYT has fed into the Labour Party’s National Education Service policy. DYT welcomes the vision set out in the proposal. However, we call on the charter and specific policies that will follow to strongly commit to supporting SEND learners and developing an inclusive education system. It is important to recognise that some learners will not be able to reach a [...]

By | 2018-09-21T17:34:53+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Categories: Inflencing policy makers, News, Policy News Feed|0 Comments

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