Welcome to the summer term Driver Youth Trust newsletter

As we continue to welcome schools on to our 2019/20 Drive for Literacy programme, I am excited to share with you our new position paper on literacy difficulties. The new paper explains what we mean by ‘literacy difficulties’, the challenge they pose, and what needs to change to ensure every learner is able to thrive.

Every day, DYT works in schools to build capacity and train teachers in the classroom. Our work is rooted in evidence and we draw on a pool of expertise to support schools to deliver inclusive literacy strategies that help all students. Thank you for your support as we continue to champion those in society who struggle with literacy.

Chris Rossiter
CEO, Driver Youth Trust

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DYT Response to Ofsted inspection framework

DYT has published its response to the new Ofsted framework, welcoming the inspectorates focus on reading but warning that this needs to stretch beyond the early years.

Our response highlights the ways in which learners with literacy difficulties are overlooked, and sets out five recommendations to develop the draft framework for these learners

Sign up for The Week Ahead – DYT’s weekly policy briefing with a SEND and literacy focus – for updates on our policy and campaigning work.

DYT in the media

TES, Ofsted told to ‘match up rhetoric with action’ over SEND training “Driver Youth Trust says SEND specialist qualifications are currently ‘conspicuous by their absence”

SchoolsWeek, One in 7 Ofsted inspections never mention SEND “Driver Youth Trust, found OFSTED is failing to carry out it’s commitment during inspections on the ground”.

TES, Parents must be part of the campaign to ditch Ofsted grades “Parents like Oftsed. They rely on it, even. Any campaign to change the inspectorate needs their support if it is to succeed.

SEND Governance Review Guide training

“Expert trainers who are committed to building a community of Governors supporting children in our schools.”

Driver Youth Trust is rolling out training on the SEND Governance Review Guide.

Want us to deliver governance training in your setting? Email info@driveryouthtrust.com.

Blog of the Month

DYT Founder Sarah Driver on why ‘Finding literacy hard shouldn’t lead to the dumb table!’

In this blog Sarah takes us through her personal experience of being a parents to children with dyslexia and how it’s vital that schools are not considered ‘outstanding’ until they full support children with literacy difficulties.

Resource of the Month

DYT’s resource of the month is our top tips on Knowledge Organisers, our top 10 ideas for setting out important, useful and powerful knowledge on a topic on a single page.