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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 [...]

DYT welcomes “Promising Start” to early language and literacy SEND funding

The Department for Education has today announced around £18 million worth of funding to support early development in literacy and language at home.  Education Secretary, Damian Hinds announced the policy saying that “Education begins long before children arrive in the classroom. It begins as soon as they leave the maternity ward, in the crucial early years in the home, where their [...]

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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Categories: Inflencing policy makers, News, Policy News Feed|0 Comments

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