Worcestershire Children's Services provides education and other support for the community of Gypsy Roma Travellers, Showman families, Circus families, Bargee's, and New Age Travellers through direct resourcing to schools with a recognised need or a catchment area which has high levels of Traveller children within the local community.
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The Role of the Service
Planning for Success and Continuity
Worcestershire's Children's Service GRT Education Team
First Floor, West Wing
Telephone: 01905 766609
To ensure that every Traveller child has equal access, with others, to his or her full legal entitlement to education and other support services; to enable them to take this opportunity to become participant adults in a democratic society; to ensure that all providers and schools have access to knowledge and understanding of Traveller Communities and culture.
To support the development of a culture of acceptance in which all children can be valued equally, treated with respect and provided with equal opportunities within education and access to support services. It is concerned with developing inclusive values, shared by all staff, pupils, governors, parents/carers and communities that are conveyed to all new members of the school. These principles underpin the development of policies and practice through a continuous process of school improvement and access to community services.
To encourage participation in a learning community where all are welcome, their needs are met and personal strengths are recognised. Inclusive practices are those which effectively implement the inclusive culture and policies of the school and community, so that full participation is encouraged from all pupils in classroom and extra-curricular activities, drawing upon their knowledge and experience outside the school.