Joining the dots for children and young people with persistent literacy difficulties
Driver Youth Trust (DYT) commissioned LKMco to undertake research into the impact the Children and Families Act (2014) has had on those with SEND in the education system, one year on.
Our aim is to improve young people’s opportunities for success in life, recognising that literacy is a key element to this. Having the ability to read and write fluently is not only essential from a personal point of view, but has wide-reaching social and economic effects. The new Act, therefore, presented both an opportunity for us to reflect on the education and SEND landscape and current practice, and a challenge as to how best to respond to developments that have taken place under this new regime.
You can download both the report and our response to it using the links below.
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Response from Sharon Hodgson MP
Sharon Hodgson, Shadow Children’s Minister, responded to Joining the Dots, saying:
“The Joining the Dots report is so important in establishing whether or not the reforms that were made are having the desired impact on the ground.
All policy is made with the best of intentions, but it is vital that the people who are affected most by any changes have a chance to make their voices heard about the successes and failures that they have experienced.
I really hope the Government look at the recommendations made very closely, as it is only through working with the sector that we can make the progress that we all want to see.”