Planning for Success and Continuity
In order to assist Traveller children towards being confident
and successful learners, the Service has concentrated on developing
and providing resource materials to encourage their positive self
image and also to support better understanding of Traveller
lifestyle amongst all children.
Attainment targets and levels of National
Curriculum are taken into account when developing materials,
ranging from wooden toys, matching, sequencing and jigsaw items
using real photographs taken within Traveller communities;
materials for project work, wooden inset scenes for language
extension, pre-literacy and numeracy booklets, projects, a phonic
programme, reading books and an introductory reading and writing
Distance Learning: Fairground, Circus and Seasonal
Families travel for work purposes usually
between spring and autumn each year.
Children attend the schools near to their
winter sites. All Worcestershire schools provide children with
distance learning work when they leave each spring. The work is
discussed with their parents who will provide support for them when
The Service supports schools in preparing the
work, supports the children's work during the travelling season and
supports the winter schools when the children return. The school,
the parents, the children and the service work together in
partnership. Distance learning work passes between families and
schools throughout the travelling season and the service plays a
vital link role in the process.
The Virtual School
From September 2011 all ascribed GRT pupils will have access to
the Virtual Learning Platform. There will be opportunity to discuss
relevant issues and to access appropriate learning packages.
This will assist pupils who have to travel either frequently or
intermittently and help them maintain relationships with other
children and young people from their community. to learn more about
this service you can get in touch with the Children's Service GRT
Inclusion Project work
There are a number of Inclusion and Community
Cohesion projects underway in Worcestershire to engage local
communities and Traveller children and families together to break
down stereotypical barriers and encourage the valuing of difference
in both communities. These are all detailed in the Gypsy Roma
Traveller (GRT) Education Team Plan.
The aim is to promote continuity in the education for Travelling
Children. Schools are welcome to visit GRT office based at the
Wildwood Campus, Wildwood Drive, Worcester where they can access a
variety of resources.
All visitors are welcome, but please contact
the service to make arrangements to ensure there are staff
available to discuss specific issues.
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This page was last reviewed 1 May 2013 at 10:36.
The page is next due for review 28 October 2014.