Travellers in Education

Cognus’ Traveller Education Service developed a virtual training presentation to inform schools, services and other professionals about Traveller culture, the issues they face and provide advice and guidance for supporting Traveller pupils in education.

Understanding Travellers Video

 

The Traveller Movement have developed an Education Information & Support Website.

Its aim is to support Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families in the UK to navigate education and support schools to improve education experiences for GRT children.  https://education.travellermovement.org.uk/?s=09

 

The Traveller Movement also produced reports outlining good practice in the education of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) school children. It interviews schools, provides case studies, and includes an overview of the findings from Traveller Movement’s three year education and advocacy project.

“Without a shadow of a doubt much more needs to be done to improve the attainment and educational outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils in the UK. As highlighted by Department for Education, GRT pupils have the poorest educational outcomes of all ethnic groups. As this research succinctly demonstrates, improvements to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupil attainment requires time, flexibility, financial and social investment, and a commitment to equality and inclusion.”

Improving outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Children in education.

Good Practice Guide

https://wp-main.travellermovement.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Good-Practice-Guide-Education-2019.pdf

GRT in Secondary Education : Issues, barriers and recommendations

https://wp-main.travellermovement.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/GRT-in-Secondary-Education-2021.pdf

 

In 2020, The Traveller Movement released ‘Barriers in Education‘, a study of young Travellers in London. Their research found that 40% of people interviewed left school due to bullying by other pupils, while 67% of people were bullied by teachers!   Read the full report here: https://bit.ly/BarriersinEducation

The Traveller Movement also created this short video about the experiences of Travellers in school – based on findings from a survey they led.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8ipmkw-RmM