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Literacy difficulties at a time of transition

Big changes during school, such as moving from primary to secondary or infant to junior, can be daunting for learners and their families, especially when they have additional difficulties such as with literacy. It can often feel like starting all over again, with new teachers and new ways of doing things. DYT CEO, Chris Rossiter, looks at three areas that [...]

By | 2019-08-13T15:41:50+01:00 August 13th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, SEND|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Finding literacy hard shouldn’t lead to the dumb table!

DYT’s founder & chair Sarah Driver on why Ofsted’s new framework needs to look beyond learning to read. Today is the last day to submit a response to the Ofsted’s consultation on their new draft Inspection Framework. DYT’s response broadly welcomed the new framework, but we raised several points to be considered and I wanted to write about the one [...]

By | 2019-04-15T10:04:47+01:00 April 5th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, SEND|0 Comments

Mental Health Awareness Week: Helping a child gain control over their worries

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, DYT Consultant Teacher Kelly Challis takes us through her top tips for a child who may be experiencing intrusive or worrisome thoughts.  Worrying We all get concerned and often distracted by worries that seem so important they can impact on everything we try to do and say. Helping a child experiencing intrusive thoughts [...]

By | 2019-05-13T11:00:38+01:00 February 7th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, SEND|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Karen Wespieser to join Driver Youth Trust as Director of Operations

We are delighted to announce that Karen Wespieser is to be the new Director of Operations at Driver Youth Trust. Karen will oversee key angles of DYT’s work and brings substantial experience and expertise to our mission to improve outcomes for young people who struggle with literacy. Karen joins us from the National Foundation for Educational Research, where she is [...]

By | 2018-07-13T15:05:18+01:00 July 4th, 2018|Categories: News, SEND|0 Comments

Reflections on the Education Committee’s AP inquiry

“We can keep building pupil referral units (PRUs) to accommodate children with different needs but when, as a nation, do we ask the question, “how ‘normal’ do you have to be for mainstream?” - Jules Daulby, Director of Education for Driver Youth Trust    On 17th April, Driver Youth Trust’s Director of Education, Jules Daulby gave evidence to the Education [...]

By | 2018-09-21T17:46:12+01:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Blogs, Inflencing policy makers, Policy News Feed, SEND|0 Comments

Watch: DYT gives evidence in Parliament

Driver Youth Trust's Director of Education, Jules Daulby gave evidence to the Education Committee yesterday to help inform their inquiry on Alternative Provision. Watch the session here. Media coverage:  The Independent: Vulnerable children with special needs experience 'a lot of shaming' for their behaviour in some schools, charity leader says Schools Week: ‘Bill of rights’ for excluded pupils must not be [...]

By | 2018-09-21T17:49:44+01:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: Inflencing policy makers, News, Policy News Feed, SEND|0 Comments

EEF: Attainment gap largest for those with SEND and no sign of this closing

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a new report: “Closing the attainment gap” alongside its Annual Report that found “there will be little or no headway in closing the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their classmates in the next 5 years.” The report contains 15 key lessons on closing the attainment gap from different areas of EEF’s work. [...]

By | 2018-09-21T16:59:00+01:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: Briefings, News, SEND|0 Comments

DYT Spotlight on Damian Hinds MP

We welcome the announcement that Damian Hinds MP has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Education. For those of you unfamiliar with who he is, DYT answers questions on his experience and stance on education.  Quick facts: Born 1969 in Paddington. Educated at St. Ambrose College, a Voluntary Aided Roman Catholic Grammar school in Altrincham in Cheshire, followed [...]

By | 2018-09-21T16:02:21+01:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: Briefings, News, Policy News Feed, SEND|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Ofsted HMCI: SEND pupils ‘pushed out of sight and mind’

Filtering what matters in the education sector. #DYTWeekAhead The week got off to a busy start with Education Questions yesterday, the last one of 2017 saw clashes on school funding, home education and accountability of MATs. We also learnt of two new announcements from Justine Greening - a consultation on strengthening Qualified Teacher Status in February 2019 and the launch [...]

By | 2018-09-25T10:02:17+01:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Inflencing policy makers, News, Policy News Feed, SEND|0 Comments

What do the manifestos mean for SEND?

We have taken a quick look at the party manifestos to analyse what they say about SEND, education and disability more widely: We have sifted through the parties’ proposals and compared them to our five pledges for SEND for the next government to address.     Conservatives – Forward, Together  Read the full manifesto. Put SEND on the agenda –  Driver Youth [...]

By | 2018-09-21T17:10:49+01:00 June 1st, 2017|Categories: Briefings, News, SEND|0 Comments

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.