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Literacy difficulties at a time of transition

Big changes during school, such as moving from primary to secondary or infant to junior, can be daunting for learners and their families, especially when they have additional difficulties such as with literacy. It can often feel like starting all over again, with new teachers and new ways of doing things. DYT CEO, Chris Rossiter, looks at three areas that [...]

By | 2019-08-13T15:41:50+01:00 August 13th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, SEND|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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+01:00 July 14th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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+01:00 April 29th, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|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+01:00 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 [...]

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

DYT Week Ahead: Speaking up for communication

11th March 2019  DYT's Top Story: Last Thursday, DYT Chief Executive, Chris Rossiter signed a joint letter to the Prime Minister calling on the Government to tackle the inequality of services for some 1.4 million children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in the UK. News round-up: DYT blog in Schools Week DYT's Chief Executive, Chris Rossiter [...]

By | 2019-03-11T12:27:01+01:00 March 11th, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: Growing literacy gap revealed by new reading study

4th March 2019  DYT's Top Story: Last week we met with Ofsted to begin our process of engaging with the inspectorate to help shape their new inspection framework and handbook. Keep an eye out for DYT's full response which will be public soon, for now have a look at our thoughts on Ofsted's proposals so far. News round-up: Growing literacy [...]

By | 2019-03-05T08:38:25+01:00 March 4th, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: no negative effect to being inclusive of SEND pupils, NFER finds

25th February 2019  DYT's Top Story: A vital role of every governing body is to ensure that no learner is treated less favourably or denied opportunity because they have additional needs. DYT's SEND Governance Review Guide is playing an important role in improving a governor's ability to for holding leaders to account for the education of learners with SEND. Our CEO Chris Rossiter blogs [...]

By | 2019-03-13T11:06:02+01:00 February 25th, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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+01:00 February 21st, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

SEND Governance Myths

DYT CEO Chris Rossiter takes us through five of the well known myths around SEND Governance, proving them all to be untrue and counter-productive when supporting children with SEND. Following the publication of the SEND Governance Review Guide, DYT has been taking the Guide on the road and providing training opportunities for school governors and trustees across the country. One [...]

By | 2019-02-20T16:17:29+01:00 February 20th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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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.