Education

According to the Department for Education’s national school census Gypsy, Traveller and Roma pupils are amongst the lowest-achieving groups at every Key Stage of education. Pupils from these communities also have the poorest attendance and highest exclusion rates compared to pupils from the wider population.

TM’s policy team work closely with community members to better understand the issues they are experiencing in their local schools and with their educational services. We sit on the Department for Education’s Gypsy Roma Traveller Stakeholder Group and have played a leading role informing and challenging Government education policy.

Briefings

January 2016 Note on the Representation of Gypsy/Roma and Traveller Pupils within non-mainstream Education in England

February 2015 Improving the education outcomes for Gypsy, Traveller and Roma pupils

June 2011  Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Education: Improving outcomes

 

Reports

Aug 2016 Children’s Commissioner Roundtable Report – 29th June 2016

Mar 2016Never giving up on them’ – School Exclusion Research

Oct 2014  Response to DfE proposal to amend the School Census Ethnicity data collection regarding the Gypsy/Roma category

July 2012  Research report on London Traveller education support service staffing levels

Feb 2012   The future of education support for London’s Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

 

Submissions

Feb 2013  Submission to the Department for Education consultation on improving educational outcomes for children of Travelling families

Jan 2012   Submission to the Children’s Commissioner’s School Exclusion Inquiry