Driver Youth Trust

Literacy Difficulties – The DYT Position

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 [...]

By | 2019-06-26T12:23:13+01:00 April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blogs, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By | 2019-04-15T10:08:01+01:00 March 27th, 2019|Categories: Inflencing policy makers, News, Policy News Feed|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Growth & success in DYT’s 2017/18 Impact Report

DYT has published it's annual impact report, celebrating the success of our unique and powerful evidence-based approach to school development. Highlights include: Training nearly 2000 teachers in inclusive literacy strategies 10,500 children benefitting from our work Launching the SEND Governance Review Guide - downloaded over 2000 times Meetings with senior parliamentarians and cabinet officials, including the Deputy Prime Minister Positive [...]

By | 2019-02-01T15:33:02+01:00 January 21st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Word of the Week: Ball

'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: Ball. Where would we be without balls? England would never have [...]

By | 2019-07-05T14:45:23+01:00 January 15th, 2019|Categories: Word of the Week|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Dyslexia specialist shortage exposed as legacy of £10 million Government funding pledge in tatters

Dyslexia specialist shortage exposed as legacy of £10 million Government funding pledge in tatters    Driver Youth Trust predicts a third of local authorities in England do not have sufficient specialist dyslexia teachers (1) A freedom of information request to the Department for Education reveals they did not monitor a pledged £10 million fund to improve dyslexia teacher and do [...]

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