Learning in lockdown – ‘Out and About’ July 2020

The last few months have been incredibly strange for DYT, especially our education team who are used to roaming the country to visit schools. Nonetheless, they’ve been connecting with our Drive for Literacy schools remotely, providing guidance and sharing knowledge through some of the most challenging months in education. 

From running a series of webinar workshops, to designing and delivering an entire assessment framework, our consultant teachers have certainly been keeping busy! We reached out to some of the team to find out how they’ve tackled remote learning.



Kelly’s been working with Learn@MAT to develop a baseline literacy assessment for all of their schools. This is a fantastic resource which will be implemented across Learn@MAT’s schools from September. Watch this space for further updates on how it’s working!


Ruth has been working with City of London Academy Islington, running weekly webinar workshops on reading development with the school’s teaching assistants. She also delivered a webinar to COLAI’s science department, covering subject-specific literacy challenges and how to tackle 6-mark written GCSE questions.


Richard has been working with two of our DfL schools throughout lockdown; supporting St Bede’s in Stockton to develop their teaching practice for spelling and reading, and helping Coppice Valley in Harrogate to integrate Quality First Teaching and support for learners with SEND.

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We’re very excited to be launching our new CPD programme in September – stay tuned to find out more! In the meantime, discover how DYT can transform literacy in your school by contacting

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