literacy

The next Prime Minister must invest in literacy for all children

This summer, DYT is celebrating ten years of educational impact. This speech by DYT's Founder and Chair - Sarah Driver - looks back at our sucesses and considers what's next for the Trust. The publication of our book, DYT the first ten years, celebrates the tremendous good Driver Youth Trust has provided to schools and the wider education system over [...]

By | 2019-07-15T11:06:46+00:00 July 14th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

A golden opportunity?

Will the new English Hubs and training centre support learners with literacy difficulties? DYT's Policy and Public Affairs Executive, Dan Baynes looks at the improvements needed and the Hubs' capacity to provide it.  Despite progress made in improving literacy over the past 10 years, outcomes for learners with literacy difficulties have remained significantly below the national average – 12% of [...]

DYT Week Ahead: The Human Cost of Dyslexia

 29th April 2019  DYT's Top Story: The All Party Parliamentary Group on Dyslexia has published a new report 'The human cost of dyslexia,' which features recommendations and findings from Literacy difficulties: The DYT position’. News round-up: DYT Summer Term newsletter Read the latest DYT newsletter for exciting news from across our network. Literacy: 5 ways to boost reading with parents Reading with parents [...]

By | 2019-07-08T18:02:01+00:00 April 29th, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blogs, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: DYT amongst top influencers on education policy

1st April 2019 DYT's Top story: 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. News round-up: DYT amongst top influencers on education policy  Teacher Toolkit blogger Ross Morrison McGill and Louis Coiffait have included DYT as part of their top 66 organisations that influence UK school policy. [...]

By | 2019-04-01T11:06:06+00:00 April 1st, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|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 [...]

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 [...]

By | 2019-02-21T12:42:44+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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

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