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      Our mission

      We believe every young person should access the highest quality education that is responsive to their literacy needs. We advocate for learners with literacy difficulties and campaign for systemic change on their behalf.

      Improve literacy & SEND provision in your school

      Teaching resources

      Improve teaching practice and better support learners with literacy difficulties and SEND with expertly designed resources for teachers.

      Research and Policy

      Our research drives our programme development, resources and campaigns, ensuring that all of our work is evidence-based.

      Support for teachers, learners and schools

      49% of classes in mainstream education include a learner with dyslexia or literacy difficulties, but the majority of initial teacher training courses spend less than a day on how to support learners who struggle with literacy. We believe that wherever they are in their career, teachers need to be better equipped to provide effective support to learners with persistent literacy difficulties and SEND.

      Our mission is to help all children and young people with literacy difficulties. We have done this by:

      • Working in partnership with teachers and educational professionals to equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to identify and support learners with literacy difficulties and SEND.
      • Campaigning on behalf of learners, teachers and schools so that they have the resources and support they need to succeed.
      • Providing Resources for parents and teachers

      Our story

      DYT was founded by Sarah and Mark Driver in 2007. As parents of four children, three of whom have dyslexia, the Drivers spent over 20 years struggling with the education system.

      They created a charity that would work to ensure that all learners who struggle with reading and writing can get an education that is responsive to their needs.  Since then they have conducted research, supported schools, influenced policy and trained more than 15,000 teachers.

      Partners and supporters

      DYT is supporting the Department of Education at Kingston University in their aim to embed enhanced knowledge and understanding of dyslexia in all education modules, through a reflective approach to professional practice by all education staff, students and partnership schools, supported by a dedicated and expert dyslexia tutor.

      This embedded knowledge and understanding of dyslexia and literacy difficulties will not be delivered as standalone modules or separate units of work, but will be integral to all subjects covered so that trainee teachers know what dyslexia is and how to respond appropriately in their professional practice, to ensure pupils receive the most appropriate interventions.

      The aim is to ensure a sustainable culture of knowledge and understanding, in order to have positive long-term impact.

      We have also collaborated with partners and supporters across the education sector in our mission to improve outcomes for learners with literacy difficulties and SEND.