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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

Child Mental Health Awareness Week: Helping a child gain control over their worries

As part of Child Mental Health Awareness Week, DYT Consultant Teacher Kelly Challis takes us through her top tips for a child who may be experiencing intrusive or worrisome thoughts.  Worrying We all get concerned and often distracted by worries that seem so important they can impact on everything we try to do and say. Helping a child experiencing intrusive [...]

By | 2019-02-19T11:27:15+00:00 February 7th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, SEND|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: Calling for SEND priority in NPQs

  Read DYT's education policy round up with a literacy and SEND focus.  5th February 2019  In this edition: There were no snow days at DYT last week! Highlights included auditing literacy provision in a Buckinghamshire MAT; delivering whole school training on working memory and cognitive load; running a dyslexia awareness session at a London primary and beginning a new [...]

By | 2019-02-05T16:57:39+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: New strategy to address teacher retention crisis

  Read DYT's education policy round up with a literacy and SEND focus.  28th January 2019  Damian Hinds has been touring the broadcast studios this morning to promote his new strategy for recruiting and retaining teachers. The plan includes cash incentives, a new early career framework and a reduction in paperwork duties that teachers have to do - Schools Week cover the 11 [...]

By | 2019-01-28T12:26:14+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

DYT Week Ahead: Shows, Speeches and Statistics

  Read DYT's education policy round up with a literacy and SEND focus.  21st January 2019  The education sector is gearing up for two major trade shows, as leading voices get together to discuss school business, policy and pedagogy in 2019 and beyond. We are attending both Bett and the Education Show, where we are delighted that DYT Facilitator, Richard Selfridge is hosting [...]

By | 2019-01-21T16:02:10+00:00 January 21st, 2019|Categories: Briefings, News, The Week Ahead|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

Five things we learned about SEND in the Ofsted Annual Report

DYT Director of Operations Karen Wespieser takes us through five key takeaways on SEND from Amanda Spielman's Ofsted report, and calls for Her Majesty's Chief Inspector to ensure that no school can be outstanding unless they can also demonstrate they are inclusive.   SEND is important to Ofsted The focus on SEND in the Ofsted annual report was unprecedented. In raw [...]

By | 2018-12-05T16:48:38+00:00 December 5th, 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

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