News & Blogs 2019-09-17T10:08:55+01:00

News & Blogs

504, 2019

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

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

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 [...]

204, 2019

Literacy Difficulties – The DYT Position

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

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 requires further intervention. Literacy [...]

2803, 2019

Word of the Week – Queue

March 28th, 2019|Categories: Word of the Week|Tags: |

'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. [...]

2703, 2019

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

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

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 [...]

2503, 2019

DYT Week Ahead: fighting for the forgotten third

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

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 [...]

2003, 2019

Word of the Week – IT

March 20th, 2019|Categories: Word of the Week|

'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 [...]

1403, 2019

Hear Driver Youth Trust speak

March 14th, 2019|Categories: News|

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. JUNE Saturday 15th – ResearchEd Rugby Speakers: Karen Wespieser Title: ‘Presentation and panel discussion, TBC' FESTIVAL OF EDUCATION  Thursday 20th: Speakers: Karen Wespieser Title: ‘From ivory towers to the chalkface' [...]

1303, 2019

Word of the Week – Bizbong

March 13th, 2019|Categories: Word of the Week|Tags: , , , , , , , |

'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 [...]

603, 2019

#WorldBookDay 2019 – SEND Literature Book List

March 6th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|

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 [...]

603, 2019

Word of the Week – Fast

March 6th, 2019|Categories: Word of the Week|Tags: , , , , , , , |

'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 [...]

2702, 2019

Word of the Week – Toast

February 27th, 2019|Categories: Word of the Week|Tags: , , , , , , , |

'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: Toast. The word breakfast has always been a favourite of mine, [...]

2102, 2019

Spending Well and Spending Wisely

February 21st, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , |

DYT CEO Chris Rossiter takes us through the importance of spending wisely to ensure that consultants are the right fit for their school and ultimately assess whether they will make any difference for learners. All of us working in education understand and feel, at different levels, the impact a lack of funding is having in our schools. As a chair [...]

2002, 2019

SEND Governance Myths

February 20th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , |

DYT CEO Chris Rossiter takes us through five of the well known myths around SEND Governance, proving them all to be untrue and counter-productive when supporting children with SEND. Following the publication of the SEND Governance Review Guide, DYT has been taking the Guide on the road and providing training opportunities for school governors and trustees across the country. One [...]

1902, 2019

Word of the Week – Alright

February 19th, 2019|Categories: Word of the Week|Tags: , , , , , , , |

'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: Alright. Is there a more rock’n’roll word than alright? That’s a [...]

1302, 2019

Word of the Week – Spell

February 13th, 2019|Categories: Word of the Week|Tags: , , , , |

'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: Spell. Last year, OxfordDictionaries.com published a list of the 10 most [...]

802, 2019

DYT analysis highlights confidence crisis as one in four teachers not prepared for teaching children with special educational needs

February 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

A new national survey has found a quarter of all teachers don’t think there’s appropriate training in place for supporting Special Educational Needs (SEN) pupils. The School Snapshot Survey, commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE), found that one in four teachers don’t believe that there’s appropriate training in place for teachers to support SEN pupils. The news arrives as [...]

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