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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 [...]

By | 2019-04-15T10:08:01+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 February 20th, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: teacher training, library closures and half term!

18th February 2019  DYT's Top Story: Last Thursday, DYT's Senior Consultant Teacher, Kenny Wheeler delivered training on ‘struggling readers and writers’  to Harris ITE's entire cohort of 150 trainee teachers. DYT analysis shows that there is a "confidence crisis" among new teachers when supporting SEND learners. Providing training is one of the direct ways DYT seeks to address this. News round-up: February half-term newsletter  [...]

By | 2019-02-18T11:46:33+00:00 February 18th, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: Call for radical exam overhaul

11th February 2019  DYT's Top Story: The Education Secretary has revealed the "five foundations" by which schools can help build resilience and character in young people and how this will create empowered, confident teenagers. DYT's Consultant Teacher, Kelly Challis, who is currently deployed to support students in Alternative Provision and SEMH Special Schools has blogged her top tips for supporting a child experiencing intrusive or [...]

By | 2019-02-11T11:02:12+00:00 February 11th, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

DYT analysis highlights confidence crisis as one in four teachers not prepared for teaching children with special educational needs

A new national survey has found a quarter of all teachers don’t think there’s appropriate training in place for supporting Special Educational Needs (SEN) pupils. The School Snapshot Survey, commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE), found that one in four teachers don’t believe that there’s appropriate training in place for teachers to support SEN pupils. The news arrives as [...]

By | 2019-02-08T12:20:52+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

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