News & Blogs 2019-04-02T09:52:28+00:00

News & Blogs

DYT Week Ahead: Labour commit to scrapping SATs

 23rd April 2019  DYT's Top Story: DYT was one of 59 signatories in this letter to The Times calling on Labour not dismiss Key Stage 2 National Assessments without clearly articulating the alternative. Whilst we feel there are areas of the current system that should be reformed to better support learners with literacy difficulties, we do not support the wholesale [...]

April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, Policy News Feed, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , |

Word of the Week – Forgetfulness

'Word of the Week' is DYT's weekly partnership with author Tim Glynn-Jones. Each week Tim will choose a word, exploring the history behind its meaning, pulling upon an assortment of wry observations on life as well as revealing some surprising historical facts and amusing home truths. This week: forgetfulness.   Now, what was I going to write about this week? [...]

April 10th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|

DYT Week Ahead: 1 in 7 Ofsted ITT inspections do not mention SEND

8th April 2019 DYT's Top story: DYT have published a new position paper that explains what we mean by ‘literacy difficulties’, the challenge they pose, and what needs to change to ensure every learner is able to thrive. News round-up: 1 in 7 Ofsted teacher training reports never mention SEND, new research finds Schools Week report on DYT's new position paper [...]

April 8th, 2019|Categories: News, The Week Ahead, Uncategorized|Tags: |

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 [...]

April 5th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, SEND|

Literacy Difficulties – The DYT Position

DYT have published a new position paper that explains what we mean by ‘literacy difficulties’, the challenge they pose, and what needs to change to ensure every learner is able to thrive. The DYT definition… Literacy difficulties are persistent difficulty in reading, writing, speaking and/or listening that may not be responsive to standard education approaches and req uires further intervention. [...]

April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blogs, News|Tags: , |

DYT Week Ahead: DYT amongst top influencers on education policy

1st April 2019 DYT's Top story: DYT has published its response to the new Ofsted framework, welcoming its focus on reading but warning that this needs to stretch beyond the early years. News round-up: DYT amongst top influencers on education policy  Teacher Toolkit blogger Ross Morrison McGill and Louis Coiffait have included DYT as part of their top 66 organisations that influence UK school policy. [...]

April 1st, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , |

Word of the Week – Queue

'Word of the Week' is DYT's weekly partnership with author Tim Glynn-Jones. Each week Tim will choose a word, exploring the history behind its meaning, pulling upon an assortment of wry observations on life as well as revealing some surprising historical facts and amusing home truths. This week: queue   Apologies for the delay. Just trying to stay on trend. [...]

March 28th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: |

DYT welcomes new Ofsted inspection framework with call for a greater focus on effective literacy provision

Driver Youth Trust (DYT) has published its response to the new Ofsted framework, welcoming its focus on reading but warning that this needs to stretch beyond the early years. DYT have identified a bias toward early years and the initial development of reading in the Ofsted draft framework. We use our response to highlight to the inspectorate that for some [...]

March 27th, 2019|Categories: Inflencing policy makers, News, Policy News Feed|Tags: , , , , |

DYT Week Ahead: fighting for the forgotten third

25th March 2019  DYT's Top Story: ASCL have announced a new enquiry into the ‘forgotten third’ of pupils who fail to achieve at least a Grade 4 ‘standard pass’ in GCSE English and maths and to look into whether the current English Language qualification is fit for purpose. DYT will be feeding into the commission to highlight the impact of literacy [...]

March 25th, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News|Tags: , , |

Word of the Week – IT

'Word of the Week' is DYT's weekly partnership with author Tim Glynn-Jones. Each week Tim will choose a word, exploring the history behind its meaning, pulling upon an assortment of wry observations on life as well as revealing some surprising historical facts and amusing home truths. This week: IT Apologies if you work in Information Technology, but a recent survey [...]

March 20th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|

DYT Week Ahead: Ten years on from Rose

18th March 2019  DYT's Top Story: On Saturday, DYT presented at the ASCL conference in Birmingham to share findings from our new research report that explores specialist dyslexia provision ten years on from the Rose Report. Read Karen's blog for ASCL on how specialist teachers can be deployed in today's education system. News round-up: See DYT in action DYT is participating [...]

March 18th, 2019|Categories: News, The Week Ahead|

Hear Driver Youth Trust speak

DYT organises and participates in a large number of conferences, seminars, training events and briefings each year. Follow the links below for more information about each event and how you can attend. MARCH Thursday 14th – SEND Governance Training, Manchester  Speakers: Chris Rossiter Title: ‘SEND Governance’ Saturday 16th – ASCL Annual Conference, Birmingham Speaker: Karen Wespieser Title: ‘What's so special about literacy?'   [...]

March 14th, 2019|Categories: News|

Word of the Week – Bizbong

'Word of the Week' is DYT's new weekly partnership with author Tim Glynn-Jones. Each week Tim will choose a word, exploring the history behind its meaning, pulling upon an assortment of wry observations on life as well as revealing some surprising historical facts and amusing home truths. This week: Bizbong Until three days ago there was no such word as [...]

March 13th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , |

DYT Week Ahead: Speaking up for communication

11th March 2019  DYT's Top Story: Last Thursday, DYT Chief Executive, Chris Rossiter signed a joint letter to the Prime Minister calling on the Government to tackle the inequality of services for some 1.4 million children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in the UK. News round-up: DYT blog in Schools Week DYT's Chief Executive, Chris Rossiter [...]

March 11th, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , , |

#WorldBookDay 2019 – SEND Literature Book List

Celebrating 22 years of World Book Day on the 7th March 2019, schools across the country have an excellent opportunity to get involved and support the development and appreciation of reading. To help you along the way, we've put together a list of some of our favourite inclusive books on SEND. Autism I see things differently, P Thomas (2014) Psychotherapist [...]

March 6th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|

Word of the Week – Fast

'Word of the Week' is DYT's new weekly partnership with author Tim Glynn-Jones. Each week Tim will choose a word, exploring the history behind its meaning, pulling upon an assortment of wry observations on life as well as revealing some surprising historical facts and amusing home truths. This week: Fast Anyone new to learning English will be delighted to hear [...]

March 6th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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