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

News & Blogs

DYT Week Ahead: Growing literacy gap revealed by new reading study

4th March 2019  DYT's Top Story: Last week we met with Ofsted to begin our process of engaging with the inspectorate to help shape their new inspection framework and handbook. Keep an eye out for DYT's full response which will be public soon, for now have a look at our thoughts on Ofsted's proposals so far. News round-up: Growing literacy [...]

March 4th, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , , , |

Word of the Week – Toast

'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, [...]

February 27th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , |

DYT Week Ahead: no negative effect to being inclusive of SEND pupils, NFER finds

25th February 2019  DYT's Top Story: A vital role of every governing body is to ensure that no learner is treated less favourably or denied opportunity because they have additional needs. DYT's SEND Governance Review Guide is playing an important role in improving a governor's ability to for holding leaders to account for the education of learners with SEND. Our CEO Chris Rossiter blogs [...]

February 25th, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , , |

Spending Well and Spending Wisely

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 [...]

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

SEND Governance Myths

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 [...]

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

Word of the Week – Alright

'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 [...]

February 19th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , |

DYT Week Ahead: teacher training, library closures and half term!

18th February 2019  DYT's Top Story: Last Thursday, DYT's Senior Consultant Teacher, Kenny Wheeler delivered training on ‘struggling readers and writers’  to Harris ITE's entire cohort of 150 trainee teachers. DYT analysis shows that there is a "confidence crisis" among new teachers when supporting SEND learners. Providing training is one of the direct ways DYT seeks to address this. News round-up: February half-term newsletter  [...]

February 18th, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , , |

Word of the Week – Spell

'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 [...]

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

DYT Week Ahead: Call for radical exam overhaul

11th February 2019  DYT's Top Story: The Education Secretary has revealed the "five foundations" by which schools can help build resilience and character in young people and how this will create empowered, confident teenagers. DYT's Consultant Teacher, Kelly Challis, who is currently deployed to support students in Alternative Provision and SEMH Special Schools has blogged her top tips for supporting a child experiencing intrusive or [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

As part of Child 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 [...]

February 7th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, SEND|Tags: , , , , , |

DYT Week Ahead: Calling for SEND priority in NPQs

  Read DYT's education policy round up with a literacy and SEND focus.  5th February 2019  In this edition: There were no snow days at DYT last week! Highlights included auditing literacy provision in a Buckinghamshire MAT; delivering whole school training on working memory and cognitive load; running a dyslexia awareness session at a London primary and beginning a new [...]

February 5th, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , |

Word of the Week – Heat

'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: Heat. If you're shivering in your car right now, rueing the [...]

February 5th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , |

Word of the Week – Hurdy-Gurdy

'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: Hurdy-Gurdy. Chopper, the bass player in our band, is suffering with [...]

January 29th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , |

DYT Week Ahead: New strategy to address teacher retention crisis

  Read DYT's education policy round up with a literacy and SEND focus.  28th January 2019  Damian Hinds has been touring the broadcast studios this morning to promote his new strategy for recruiting and retaining teachers. The plan includes cash incentives, a new early career framework and a reduction in paperwork duties that teachers have to do - Schools Week cover the 11 [...]

January 28th, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , , , |

Word of the Week – Wit

'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: Wit. Did you know that last Friday was National Thesaurus Day? [...]

January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , |

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