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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: 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

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+01:00 March 27th, 2019|Categories: Inflencing policy makers, News, Policy News Feed|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: Back to Business

  Read DYT's education policy round up with a literacy and SEND focus.  7th January 2019  Happy New Year! I hope you had an enjoyable and restful break. To see in the new year I have blogged reflecting on some of DYT's work and achievements in 2018 and take a look ahead to what we might expect from educational policy in 2019. [...]

By | 2019-01-08T10:38:36+01:00 January 7th, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, Policy News Feed, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What will 2019 bring for education policy?

DYT’s Policy and Public Affairs Executive, Dan Baynes looks at what’s coming up on the policy agenda and the work DYT will be doing to promote learners with literacy difficulties. Read his first blog looking back on our policy work from 2017-18. 2018 was a slow year for education policy. Brexit dominated the political discourse and the Department for Education [...]

By | 2019-01-11T11:42:03+01:00 January 4th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, Briefings, Policy News Feed|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: Early Christmas present for councils on SEND funding?

  Read DYT's education policy round up with a literacy and SEND focus.  17th December 2018  Welcome to the last Week Ahead briefing of 2018. It's been a tumultuous political year as difficulties over Brexit continue to dominate the attention of Westminster. Whilst this has meant a quieter time for education policy (to the relief of many teachers!) some important policy changes [...]

By | 2018-12-17T13:07:42+01:00 December 17th, 2018|Categories: Briefings, News, Policy News Feed, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: Time for Ofsted to turn words into action

Read DYT's education policy round up with a literacy and SEND focus.  10th December 2018  Last week I asked if SEND provision would feature in Ofsted's Annual Report, we learnt on Tuesday that not only did it get covered but was a central tenant of Amanda Spielman's speech and the media coverage that followed. Our Director of Operations, Karen Wespieser [...]

By | 2018-12-10T12:10:08+01:00 December 10th, 2018|Categories: Briefings, News, Policy News Feed, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Will SEND provision feature in Ofsted’s Annual Report?

Read DYT's education policy round up with a literacy and SEND focus.  3rd December 2018  The debate over the Brexit deal continues to impact the Department for Education. Universities Minister, Sam Gyimah, resigned on Friday calling for another referendum and warning of the impact leaving the EU could have on higher education. It comes at the start of a busy week for [...]

By | 2018-12-03T13:02:12+01:00 December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Briefings, News, Policy News Feed|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Literacy hubs will not include specialist dyslexia support

Read DYT's education policy round up with a literacy and SEND focus.  26th November 2018  With less than a month until the Christmas recess, education policy was on turbo-drive last week with six announcements from the Department for Education. There were also a number of speeches at the Academies Show, including a champagne-related gaffe from Academies Minister, Theodore Agnew and what life might be like [...]

Clues to Ofsted’s new inspection regime

Read DYT's education policy round up with a literacy and SEND focus.  19th November 2018  The political world was shaken by publication of the Brexit withdrawal agreement last week which led to several government resignations, including the Department for Education's Parliamentary Private Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan. Although the EU continues to be the focal point of attention, there are some important events to highlight [...]

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