Education Support Programmes
‘Tutors for GRT’
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller students are more likely to be behind their peers in school attainment. This project aims to combat that.
Find out more about this programme here
‘Functional Skills for NEET’
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people are also more likely to be not in education, employment or training at 16 years of age. This puts them at higher risk of entering the criminal justice system. We have developed a programme to equip young people with the skills they need for further training or to enter the job market.
Delivered by 121 online tutors, within an exam at the end of the programme, young people will gain level 2 qualifications in English and Maths. We will also be working with them on employability skills and further support after they complete the programme.
For more information on this programme please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have a wealth of Education publications and guides which discuss a range of issues from home-schooling to exclusions to good practice. If you are a school, college or university interested in further training or information on GRT in Education, contact us.
New Horizons Youth Project
The New Horizons Youth Project involved a successful conference organised and facilitated by a group of young Traveller women which sought to address ‘Education and Training for the future’. As a result of this conference, a construction training scheme was run in partnership with the Construction Youth Trust which provided the participants with thirty hours of free training in carpentry, brickwork and painting and decorating. At the end of the course participants were able to take the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card test.
If you are interested in collaborating on a future project, contact us.
As part of ongoing commitment to the support and development of Travellers, TM seeks to increase the professional skills and competences of individual Travellers towards securing paid professional employment and/ or improved educational attainment through the provision of fully supported internships, based at the charity’s workplace.
Internships are a rolling programme within TM. Details of intern opportunities and how to apply are posted on the charity’s website and Facebook facility, from time to time. Interns provide a valued, important and respected service for TM. TM aims to ensure that interns work is diverse and fulfilling.
For more information about the Internship programme, please see here.
GLA Citizen Engagement Project
We are currently running a GLA Citizen Engagement Programme which has seen eleven young London based Travellers trained in basic research skills and design a questionnaire exploring the barriers faced by London based Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people in education. The peer researchers conducted a total of forty four interviews with twenty four males and twenty females after which they analysed the data together. This data will be used to compile a report, and the young people will create a film about ‘What it is like to be a young Traveller in London’.