News & Blogs 2019-07-08T17:57:28+01:00

News & Blogs

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: Word of the Week|

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. 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' [...]

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: Word of the Week|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: Word of the Week|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: Word of the Week|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: Word of the Week|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: Word of the Week|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: , |

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 [...]

February 7th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, SEND|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: Word of the Week|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: Word of the Week|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: Word of the Week|Tags: , , , , |

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This Is A Custom Widget

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.