Professional development for school staff at every level.

Transform literacy, SEND provision and teacher confidence in your school with our professional development offer for teachers, TAs, SENCos, leaders and governors.

Learning isn't just for students.

From classroom teachers, SENCos and TAs to leaders and governors, there’s a professional development solution for everyone in your school. Book onto one of our summer term webinars or sort out your 2021-22 CPD plans early by booking onto an online workshop or intensive programme. For further information please fill out our EOI form and the DYT team will get in touch!

Webinars

60 minutes long and scheduled to flexibly fit into your work-day. Sign up to one of our summer-term webinars or book exclusive ‘in-house’ sessions to train your entire workforce.

Closing the Covid literacy gap

Join our two-part evidence based webinar series examining the impact of Covid on literacy levels, and how secondary staff can anticipate and meet the needs of new Year 7s who just aren’t ‘secondary-ready’ yet. 9th and 16th September 2021

Driving Inclusion programmes

Bookings are now open for our two new Driving Inclusion programmes!

We believe that the key to inclusive education is in the hands of the school’s workforce. Running over six-weeks and hosted on our new online learning hub, the Driving Inclusion programmes will support both the SENCo and the ‘literacy lead’ in your school to promote a culture of inclusion and improve reading, writing and communication skills in all learners.

Upcoming webinars

Tickets are now on sale for our autumn term webinars. We have sessions for primary & secondary teachers, teaching assistants, SENCos and school leaders. Book onto one of our scheduled sessions below or get in touch (programmes@driveryouthtrust.com) to arrange a session just for your school. 

Scaffolding the literacy jump from Key Stage 2 to 3 (part 1)

The transition from primary to secondary school is difficult for learners with literacy difficulties and SEND – and even more so in the wake of the disruption caused by Covid-19 pandemic and its resulting school closures. This webinar series is designed to explicitly show secondary teachers how to support and scaffold for new Year 7s by understanding and inclusively teaching the disciplinary literacy in their subject. 

Scaffolding the literacy jump from Key Stage 2 to 3 (part 2)

The transition from primary to secondary school is difficult for learners with literacy difficulties and SEND – and even more so in the wake of the disruption caused by Covid-19 pandemic and its resulting school closures. This webinar series is designed to explicitly show secondary teachers how to support and scaffold for new Year 7s by understanding and inclusively teaching the disciplinary literacy in their subject. 

Cognitive load: adapting your delivery to reach every learner

Learn how to keep each of your learners in the ‘challenge zone’ – not overwhelmed with information, but still pushed out of their comfort zone. Explore the importance of cognitive load and its impact on learning, engagement and retention, particularly for learners with literacy difficulties. 

Data in action: an inclusive toolkit for teachers

Learn how to understand and use assessment, test scores and data effectively to create targeted support for learners with literacy difficulties, dyslexia and SEND. Ideal for teachers in all Key Stages. 

Disciplinary literacy: a strategic overview for leaders

Literacy isn’t just for the English department! This overview for secondary leaders explores how disciplinary literacy approach can be introduced to your school to improve learning, engagement and inclusion across all subjects, with a particular focus on supporting learners with literacy difficulties and/or SEND. 

Reading in Key Stage 1: inclusive strategies to benefit all learners

Gain strategies, scaffolds and advice for developing early reading skills in a diverse classroom and understand the impact of literacy difficulties and SEND on early reading development. Ideal for all Key Stage 1 classroom teachers and Primary literacy leads. 

Reading in Key Stage 2: inclusive strategies to benefit all learners

Gain strategies, scaffolds and advice for developing and encouraging reading skills in a diverse classroom and understand the impact of literacy difficulties and SEND on reading development. Ideal for all Key Stage 2 classroom teachers and Primary literacy leads. 

Writing in Key Stage 1: inclusive strategies to benefit all learners

Get a deeper understanding of how early writing skills develop and their relationship with reading and language development. Gain strategies for building strong foundations and supporting learners who are struggling with writing. Ideal for all Key Stage 1 classroom teachers and Primary literacy leads. 

Writing in Key Stage 2: inclusive strategies to benefit all learners

Get a deeper understanding of how writing skills build and develop throughout Key Stage 2 and their relationship with reading and language development. Gain strategies for supporting learners who are struggling with writing. Ideal for all Key Stage 2 classroom teachers and Primary literacy leads. 

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