Inflencing policy makers

End of Term Policy Update

A busy end to the school year sees three new reports published this week all reflecting recommendations made by Driver Youth Trust:  Education Committee report on Alternative Provision The Committee has published their fifth report of the 2017 session: Forgotten children: alternative provision and the scandal of ever-increasing exclusions.  The report expresses concerns about the over-exclusion of pupils and at [...]

Giving vulnerable learners an equal shot at education

DYT's Director of Education, Jules Daulby presented at the Westminster Briefing session on School Exclusions: Policy and Improving Practice for Vulnerable Students.  Jules ran through an update to the statistics behind official and unofficial exclusions, as well as methods that can prevent exclusions. View her presentation here. Read more:  The stats -  Special needs pupils seven times more likely to be excluded Our [...]

DYT response to Education Committee SEND inquiry

DYT has submitted written evidence to the Education Select Committee's inquiry on Special Educational Needs and Disability. The Committee’s inquiry is intended to review the success of the 2014 reforms, how they have been implemented, and what impact they are having in meeting the challenges faced by children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Read our submission. [...]

By | 2018-09-21T17:25:48+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: Inflencing policy makers, News, Policy News Feed|0 Comments

40 years on from the Warnock Report and England’s exam system is setting up children with SEND to fail in mainstream schools

Jules Daulby takes a look at the lasting impact 40 years on from the Warnock report and how, more than ever, mainstream education disadvantages those with SEND... Toby Young’s views on SEND horrified most people when he complained that England was a country where ‘PC has gone mad’ because every school would ‘have to build a wheelchair ramp’. Laughable if [...]

By | 2018-09-21T17:31:51+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Categories: Blogs, Inflencing policy makers, News, Policy News Feed|0 Comments

DYT response to Exclusions Review

DYT response to School Exclusions Call for Evidence Read our response to the government’s review of exclusion from school, led by the former Children's Minister, Edward Timpson CBE. A report will be available by the end of 2018. School exclusion is when headteachers exclude pupils for a fixed period or permanently for disciplinary reasons.

By | 2018-09-21T17:41:06+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Categories: Inflencing policy makers, News, Policy News Feed|0 Comments

Reflections on the Education Committee’s AP inquiry

“We can keep building pupil referral units (PRUs) to accommodate children with different needs but when, as a nation, do we ask the question, “how ‘normal’ do you have to be for mainstream?” - Jules Daulby, Director of Education for Driver Youth Trust    On 17th April, Driver Youth Trust’s Director of Education, Jules Daulby gave evidence to the Education [...]

By | 2018-09-21T17:46:12+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Blogs, Inflencing policy makers, Policy News Feed, SEND|0 Comments

Watch: DYT gives evidence in Parliament

Driver Youth Trust's Director of Education, Jules Daulby gave evidence to the Education Committee yesterday to help inform their inquiry on Alternative Provision. Watch the session here. Media coverage:  The Independent: Vulnerable children with special needs experience 'a lot of shaming' for their behaviour in some schools, charity leader says Schools Week: ‘Bill of rights’ for excluded pupils must not be [...]

By | 2018-09-21T17:49:44+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: Inflencing policy makers, News, Policy News Feed, SEND|0 Comments

Literacy reports and campaigns have ignored the 1.2 million children with Special Educational Needs

Press Release  A report out today from Driver Youth Trust (DYT), a national literacy charity, says that children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), are being neglected by those who influence literacy policy and practice. A review of 21 influential reports on achieving higher levels of literacy shows that leading think tanks and charities have ignored these pupils, the [...]

By | 2018-09-25T15:39:41+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Categories: Inflencing policy makers, News, Policy News Feed|0 Comments

Do ‘children with additional needs’ have SEN?

The government’s announcement that the education of children in alternative provision is to be examined is a welcome, albeit long overdue, expansion of its work on social mobility. What struck me when reading the announcement by Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, was the use of the term ‘children with additional needs’. For anyone who has ever visited an AP setting, it [...]

By | 2018-09-21T17:51:23+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blogs, Inflencing policy makers, News|0 Comments

Driver Youth Trust in House of Commons Library briefing

Our second Research Report, Joining the Dots, has been cited in a House of Commons Library Briefing Paper. The paper – “Special Educational Needs: support in England” – mentions the report as an analysis of the impact of the SEND reforms since 2014. DYT commissioned LKMco to undertake research into the impact the Children and Families Act (2014) has had [...]

By | 2018-09-21T17:29:05+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: Inflencing policy makers, News, Policy News Feed|0 Comments

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