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. The list which includes major education bodies such as the Sutton Trust, as well as global corporations like Google and Microsoft contains DYT for the first time highlighting our work to put literacy difficulties on the political agenda.
Edtech can make pupils with SEND independent, minister says
Speaking at the EPI’s edtech conference, Nadhim Zahawi said that “assistive technology” could allow pupils to access the curriculum and give them skills that “set them up for success throughout their life.”
The 22 councils given permission to top up high needs funding from the schools block
Schools Week reveal the Local Authorities allowed to move more than 0.5% from the schools block to the high-needs block this September.
Story time with e-books ‘not as helpful’ as print books
The BBC reports that parents and children interact less when reading electronic books together than printed ones, a study from the University of Michigan has found.