Research

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 [...]

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

Dyslexia specialist shortage exposed as legacy of £10 million Government funding pledge in tatters

Dyslexia specialist shortage exposed as legacy of £10 million Government funding pledge in tatters    Driver Youth Trust predicts a third of local authorities in England do not have sufficient specialist dyslexia teachers (1) A freedom of information request to the Department for Education reveals they did not monitor a pledged £10 million fund to improve dyslexia teacher and do [...]

DYT research reveals special education needs children face ‘postcode’ lottery for help in learning to read

New national data has found that children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) have dramatically different success rates across the country when learning to read, analysis by Driver Youth Trust has revealed. Successful areas help eight times as many children as least successful Test results reveal huge discrepancies between national regions and local authorities The huge variations in support [...]

By | 2018-11-16T14:56:30+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Categories: Briefings, News, Research|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Effective specialist support and ringfenced funding is needed to support those who struggle to learn to read

After analysis of the Phonics Check by Driver Youth Trust revealed a 'post-code' lottery for SEN learners, Richard Selfridge takes a closer look at the figures, and what they tell us about the support children in the UK receive. Those children who do not learn to decode at the required level by Year 2 should have effective specialist teacher support [...]

By | 2018-11-16T14:59:39+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Categories: Blogs, Research|0 Comments

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