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.
We use real photographs taken within Traveller
communities; materials for project work, 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 2013 all ascribed GRT pupils
will have access to the Virtual Learning Platform. There will be
opportunity to discuss relevant issues and to access appropriate
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 Education Team.
Inclusion Project work
There are a number of Inclusion 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. Details of all these projects are available by
contacting the GRT Education Team.
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.
Get in touch with the Children's Service GRT Education Team for
Worcestershire's Children's Service GRT
First Floor, West Wing
Telephone: 01905 766609
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This page was last reviewed 20 December 2013 at 16:32.
The page is next due for review 18 June 2015.