literacy

Reflections on DYT’s policy successes

It’s been 18 months since the 2017 general election. This means 18 months have passed since we unveiled the first DYT policy campaign, with our pledge requests to policy-makers to make learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) a priority. With 2018 coming to an end, now is the perfect time to look back on our campaign and reflect [...]

By | 2018-12-20T11:49:07+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Make a commitment to improve your schools literacy in 2019

Wrapping paper has been cleared away and recycled (hopefully!), the tree and decorations are back in the loft, it’s dark outside, and February feels such a long way away. That can only mean one thing… Back to school! But there’s that one child in your class that you’re worried about. A bright child who answers every question spot on, but [...]

By | 2018-12-20T11:14:09+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Five things we learned about literacy in the Ofsted Annual Report

DYT Director of Operations Karen Wespieser takes us through five key takeaways on literacy from Amanda Spielman’s Ofsted report, including the claim that ‘ensuring children master literacy is a central issue of social justice' The basics Unlike SEND, literacy always gets fair coverage in Ofsted Annual Reports. This year was no different, and literacy was front and centre on the [...]

By | 2018-12-06T16:16:04+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Acknowledging the importance of early literacy is just the first step to delivering for all pupils

DYT CEO Chris Rossiter takes a look at recent comments by Amanda Spielman at Ofsted’s annual report launch and Nick Gibb in Conservative Home on the importance of early literacy in primary education, questioning whether their statements truly reflect the reality for children with SEND. Amanda Spielman, Chief Inspector at Ofsted published her annual report today saying that the importance [...]

By | 2018-12-05T10:53:16+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

DYT and ‘Word of the Week’ – A new collaboration

Driver Youth Trust is excited to announce a new partnership with author, Tim Glynn Jones on ‘Word of the Week’.  Tim explores the meaning behind words and describes an assortment of wry observations on life as well as revealing some surprising historical facts and amusing home truths. DYT’s Director of Education, Jules Daulby explains why this is such an exciting [...]

By | 2018-11-30T16:13:08+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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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.