How We Help
In April, The Traveller Movement and King’s College London launched ‘Tutors for GRT’, a project to help Gypsy, Roma and Traveller students when schools closed for COVID. You can read more about the project in our blog post here.
The project was such a success we are continuing and expanding it to help address educational attainment gaps experienced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller students.
Each student will have tutoring tailored to their needs, and helping with school work (this is not a school replacement service). We use Tutorhouse tutoring platform, a very simple, secure and safe virtual classroom, professional tutors who specifically want to work with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller students and ongoing pastoral and resource support from Traveller Movement and King’s College London.
This is a partnership project with King’s College London, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and King’s College London’s Widening Participation Department.
To find out more contact our education and partnerships officer Chrissie browne on email@example.com
For families interested in having a tutor, contact us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
"Today went great, my sons confidence has increased after one session! The tutor took the time to explain everything so carefully."
(Quote from Parent accessing the Tutoring project for Child)
Further advocacy or support
Please contact the education team on firstname.lastname@example.org or, ring 0794 953 3342 if you require support with any of the following issues:
- School exclusions
- Elective home education
- Special Educational Needs
- Referral for legal advice
- Racist bullying
Read all about the impact of digital exclusion on GRT pupils here, in a case study we presented to the HEAR network in June 2020.
For more information, please visit our Covid-19 page
This short story is produced by the Traveller Movement in co-operation with members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community and is based on real experiences.
We would like to thank all those involved in creating this story. The project was funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
You can download a copy here