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.

Workshops

Our new blended learning workshops run in early 2022. Each workshop includes nine hours of learning time, online group learning and support from our consultants.

Professional development programmes

We’re excited to be launching two new intensive and comprehensive programmes for SENCos and Literacy Leads. Each programme will run for six weeks and consist of six modules, with a blend of self-directed learning, coaching and group discussion. 

Ticket sales for both programmes will launch in May.

Summer 2021 Webinars

Our summer-term webinars will run from May to July, and are designed to fit flexibly into a teacher’s work day. All of our webinars are hosted on Zoom and cost £30 per person. If you have any questions prior to booking please email programmes@driveryouthtrust.com.

Cognitive load in the classroom: addressing the impact of distractions

Explore the concepts of extraneous and intrinsic load (Sweller, 1988) and their impact on learners’ engagement and retention, with a focus on learners with literacy difficulties and SEND. 

Delivered by: Julie Stewart (DYT Consultant) 

Giving learners a voice: supporting literacy difficulties in times of transition

This session for SENCos will show you how to work with learners and colleagues in your school to better support literacy difficulties and wellbeing during times of transition.  

Delivered by: Kenny Wheeler (DYT Senior Consultant) 

Data in action: a strategic toolkit for teachers of literacy difficulties

Understand how to use standardised assessment, test scores and data to create targeted support for learners with literacy difficulties, dyslexia and/or SEND. 

Delivered by: Richard Selfridge (DYT Consultant) 

Literacy difficulties: supporting the teaching of reading in key stage 1

Understand the barriers (and their causes) to reading that many learners face and discover inclusive and accessible strategies for supporting literacy difficulties and/or dyslexia in Key Stage 1. 

Delivered by: Rachael Poyntz-Roberts (DYT Consultant) 

Introducing disciplinary literacy into your school: a strategic overview for leaders

An exploration of how disciplinary literacy can be embedded into your school to support learners with literacy difficulties, dyslexia and/or SEND. 

Delivered by: Ruth Everett (DYT Consultant) 

Literacy difficulties: effective strategies for inclusive writing in key stage 1

Explore the skills needed to develop writing, the relationship between literacy and vocabulary, and the barriers faced by early writers with literacy difficulties or dyslexia.  

Delivered by: Rachael Poyntz-Roberts (DYT Consultant) 

Literacy difficulties: supporting the teaching of reading in key stage 2

Understand the barriers (and their causes) to reading that many Key Stage 2 learners face and discover inclusive and accessible strategies for supporting literacy difficulties and/or dyslexia. 

Delivered by: Laura Dobson (DYT Consultant) 

Literacy difficulties: effective strategies for inclusive writing in key stage 2

Explore the skills needed to develop writing, the relationship between literacy and vocabulary, and the barriers faced by learners with literacy difficulties or dyslexia in Key Stage 2. 

Delivered by: Laura Dobson (DYT Consultant) 

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