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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+01:00 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+01:00 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+01:00 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+01:00 June 3rd, 2019|Categories: News, The Week Ahead|Tags: |0 Comments

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 | 2019-07-08T18:02:24+01:00 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 | 2019-07-08T18:02:18+01:00 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 | 2019-07-08T18:02:11+01:00 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 | 2019-07-08T18:02:01+01:00 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+01:00 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+01:00 April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, Policy News Feed, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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