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Government faces MPs on education

  Read DYT's education policy round up with a literacy and SEND focus.  12th November 2018  This week sees the important issue of anti-bullying at the forefront, DYT will join a wide range of organisations in raising awareness of the 'Choose Respect' campaign (our Senior Consultant, Kenny Wheeler has kicked things off!) It's also a busy start of the week [...]

By | 2018-11-13T15:23:16+01:00 November 12th, 2018|Categories: Briefings, News, Policy News Feed|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Debate over school funding rolls on

Read DYT's education policy round up with a literacy and SEND focus.  5th November 2018  Education funding remains the big issue this week as the fallout over the Chancellor's "little extras" for schools continues. Three of the biggest teaching unions have taken "an unprecedented step" of consulting their members over what to do next to campaign on school funding - industrial [...]

By | 2018-11-06T13:24:30+01:00 November 5th, 2018|Categories: Briefings, News, Policy News Feed|Tags: , , |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: Budget Special

Read DYT's education policy round up with a literacy and SEND focus.  29th October 2018  The Chancellor, Philip Hammond has just delivered his budget statement to MPs – in today’s budget special briefing we round up what it means for education… and what else DYT would have like to have seen included. Budget reaction: Mr Hammond told the House of Commons [...]

By | 2018-11-01T14:35:03+01:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: Briefings, News, Policy News Feed, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Minister for Children and Families at APPG

DYT attended the recent meeting of the APPG for Speech and Language Difficulties, run by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists where we heard from the Minister for Children and Families, Nadhim Zahawi MP. The Minister drew upon the Government's response to the Bercow: 10 years on report  committing to another round of  Ofsted/CQC SEND inspections and a £20m [...]

DYT joins over 120 national organisations to call on Government to put children at the heart of the Budget

  Unprecedented coalition of children’s organisations call on Government to put children and young people at the heart of its spending decisions. The number of children with special educational needs who are awaiting provision has more than doubled since 2010. DYT is among an influential group of over 120 children’s charities, teaching unions and other organisations that have called on [...]

Driver Youth Trust’s Director of Operations, Karen Wespieser, joins panel with Education Minister Damian Hinds at the Conservative Party Conference

Panel, left to right: Karen Wespieser (Driver Youth Trust), Kevin Courtney (NEU), Cath Murray (SchoolsWeek), Damian Hinds (Secretary of State for Education), Geoff Barton (ASCL) Karen Wespieser joined a panel of distinguished educationalists at the Conservative Party Conference to debate the question ‘is it still rewarding to be a teacher in England?’. Using new data, compiled by DYT, Karen argued that [...]

DYT feeds into Labour’s National Education Service policy forum

DYT has fed into the Labour Party’s National Education Service policy. DYT welcomes the vision set out in the proposal. However, we call on the charter and specific policies that will follow to strongly commit to supporting SEND learners and developing an inclusive education system. It is important to recognise that some learners will not be able to reach a [...]

By | 2018-09-21T17:34:53+01:00 September 19th, 2018|Categories: Inflencing policy makers, News, Policy News Feed|0 Comments

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 [...]

Damian Hinds speech sets out his vision for SEND learners

Welcome to this week's edition of 'The Week Ahead'  (9th July 2018) Here you will find the latest updates on literacy and SEND policy from Parliament and beyond.   Things to know: Damian Hinds' speech sets out his vision for SEND learners Speaking at the Association of Directors of Children's Services, the Education Secretary made a welcome intervention on his vision for [...]

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