The mobile tradition and culture of the travelling community can present challenges for Gypsy Traveller children and young people in terms of access to education. The cumulative effect of multiple transitions, cultural differences and discriminatory attitudes can contribute to barriers to learning for Gypsy Traveller children. The impact of such barriers can be exacerbated when parents have limited or negative educational experience themselves.
This resource provides practitioners with links to information, resources, professional learning and organisations that will help them to engage with and support learners from travelling communities.
- How do we help children and young people from the travelling community to engage in education?
- Does our curriculum promote equality and inclusion and is it relevant to all our learners including those from the travelling community?
- How can partnership working, with other practitioners, parents, the wider community, and partners, be developed further to better support learners from the travelling community?