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DYT welcome additions to Ofsted handbook

  20th May 2019   DYT's Top story: Ofsted have published the new inspection framework and handbook following a consultation earlier in the year. DYT welcome that some of our recommendations have been taken on including the addition of two references to the SEND Code of Practice in the revised framework.   News Update: Ofsted to look closer at struggling readers We also welcome a tweet from [...]

By | 2019-05-20T09:36:58+00:00 May 20th, 2019|Categories: News, The Week Ahead|Tags: |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: Focus on Timpson

  13th May 2019   DYT's Top story: Last week, we focused on the news about The Timpson Review of School Exclusions, this week we lend an eye to the government's response which suggested a major review of the SEND Code of Practice and review of SEMH is on the cards. We also take a look at how the review has [...]

By | 2019-05-13T16:00:39+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Categories: News, The Week Ahead|Tags: |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: Overdue Timpson finally arrives

  7th May 2019   DYT's Top story: The long awaited Timpson Review of School Exclusions has finally been published today. DYT's Director of Operations Karen Wespieser has blogged to look at the areas where our recommendations have been taken on board, as well as our concern at the report's omission of the link between exclusions and literacy difficulties.   News round-up: Top tips for parents [...]

By | 2019-05-13T10:06:35+00:00 May 7th, 2019|Categories: News, The Week Ahead|Tags: |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: The Human Cost of Dyslexia

 29th April 2019  DYT's Top Story: The All Party Parliamentary Group on Dyslexia has published a new report 'The human cost of dyslexia,' which features recommendations and findings from Literacy difficulties: The DYT position’. News round-up: DYT Summer Term newsletter Read the latest DYT newsletter for exciting news from across our network. Literacy: 5 ways to boost reading with parents Reading with parents [...]

By | 2019-04-29T07:17:12+00:00 April 29th, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

DYT summer term newsletter

Welcome to the summer term Driver Youth Trust newsletter As we continue to welcome schools on to our 2019/20 Drive for Literacy programme, I am excited to share with you our new position paper on literacy difficulties. The new paper explains what we mean by 'literacy difficulties', the challenge they pose, and what needs to change to ensure every learner [...]

By | 2019-04-25T11:02:54+00:00 April 25th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: Labour commit to scrapping SATs

 23rd April 2019  DYT's Top Story: DYT was one of 59 signatories in this letter to The Times calling on Labour not dismiss Key Stage 2 National Assessments without clearly articulating the alternative. Whilst we feel there are areas of the current system that should be reformed to better support learners with literacy difficulties, we do not support the wholesale [...]

By | 2019-04-23T10:49:20+00:00 April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, Policy News Feed, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: 1 in 7 Ofsted ITT inspections do not mention SEND

8th April 2019 DYT's Top story: 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. News round-up: 1 in 7 Ofsted teacher training reports never mention SEND, new research finds Schools Week report on DYT's new position paper [...]

By | 2019-05-02T23:35:10+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Categories: News, The Week Ahead, Uncategorized|Tags: |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

DYT Week Ahead: DYT amongst top influencers on education policy

1st April 2019 DYT's Top story: 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. News round-up: DYT amongst top influencers on education policy  Teacher Toolkit blogger Ross Morrison McGill and Louis Coiffait have included DYT as part of their top 66 organisations that influence UK school policy. [...]

By | 2019-04-01T11:06:06+00:00 April 1st, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

By | 2019-04-15T10:08:01+00:00 March 27th, 2019|Categories: Inflencing policy makers, News, Policy News Feed|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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