09 Nov 2023
Social research demonstrating the barriers in education for Ethnic Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people is not a new phenomenon. The data persistently shows how negative educational experiences and outcomes affect later life,
impacting the employment prospects, life expectancy and overall wellbeing for countless Ethnic Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people. We have a responsibility to listen to the voices of young people and allow their experiences
to guide us as we create a better and more inclusive education system. As a Director of Learning, Inclusion and Skills for a local authority and an ex-head teacher, I believe that the journey of a young person, irrespective of their ethnicity should not be fraught with hurdles or obstacles.