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Driver Youth Trust finds a new home

At the end of summer, DYT packed its bags and moved into a new office in the CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) Centre in London. Settling in to our new office has proved to be an exciting and invigorating time. In addition to being home to a beautiful Literacy Library and a kitchen where illustrators draw art directly on [...]

By | 2019-11-20T11:07:36+00:00 November 20th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

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 [...]

Driver Youth Trust have partnered with Teach First to deliver on the Early Career Framework

Driver Youth Trust (DYT) is working with Teach First to support a pilot of the Department for Education's Early Career Framework. The programme is designed to support early career teachers in order to build their confidence, knowledge, competences and motivation. This early roll-out phase will help build evidence to support the national roll-out of the Early Career Framework which is [...]

By | 2019-10-18T09:54:06+00:00 October 18th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

New evidence shows teachers doubt dyslexia

New evidence collected for Driver Youth Trust reveals a third of teachers have doubts about the validity of the term dyslexia. DYT’s CEO Chris Rossiter looks at what this means for learners struggling with the disorder.  The data, collected from nearly 6,000 teachers for Dyslexia Awareness Week [1], found that over a quarter of teachers (26%) believe that dyslexia is a useful [...]

By | 2019-10-11T16:40:50+00:00 October 11th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, News, Research, SEND|0 Comments

Classroom strategies resource supports learners with literacy difficulties

In honour of Dyslexia Awareness Week 2019, Senior Consultant Teacher Kenny Wheeler has created a resource full of classroom strategies to support learners with literacy difficulties. Here's what he had to say about the booklet, and what inspired him to write it. What does the classroom strategies resource focus on? Senior Consultant Teacher Kenny Wheeler Essentially, the resource [...]

By | 2019-10-10T12:00:03+00:00 October 10th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

DYT Week Ahead: festival season

17th June 2019 DYT's Top story: DYT kicked off the education festival season in an energetic fashion over the weekend, presenting three workshops at the Sheffield Hallam Festival of Education and three at Research ED in Rugby. Find out about the other events where you can hear our experts talk about literacy and SEND at the bottom of this email. News Update: 'GCSE [...]

By | 2019-07-25T07:58:31+00:00 June 17th, 2019|Categories: News, The Week Ahead|Tags: |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: four suggestions for the English hubs

10th June 2019 DYT's Top story: This week we learnt that the training centre to support the 34 English Hubs will be run by Ruth Miskin Training. I have written a blog looking at the improvements DYT would like to see and whether the Hubs have the capacity to provide it. News Update: May wants to make school spending announcement before she leaves [...]

By | 2019-07-08T18:02:34+00:00 June 10th, 2019|Categories: News, The Week Ahead|Tags: |0 Comments

The EHCP Postcode Lottery

3rd June 2019 DYT's Top story: It was a busy half term at DYT towers, Karen Wespieser did a deep dive into the DfE's SEND data which she wrote up for Schools Week. Her main finding was that despite an 11% increase in EHC plans issued, a postcode lottery exists for young people and families to receive this support. It should be a [...]

By | 2019-07-08T18:02:29+00:00 June 3rd, 2019|Categories: News, The Week Ahead|Tags: |0 Comments

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