Heads up: National Gypsy, Roma Traveller Education Network Event

Date: Friday 26th June 2020

Friends Meeting House Manchester

Time: 09:30 – 17:00 

The recent Race Disparity Audit revealed that young people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities experience severe educational exclusion. The closure of many Traveller Education Support Services and as a result the closure of the National Association of Teachers of Travellers (NATT+) in 2018 has left a gap in provision.

Many families have been left with no one to turn to when dealing with their children’s education. School teachers no longer have a support network to help them understand best practice to include Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils and promote their achievement and opportunities.

ACERT believes there is a need for a network that supports both professionals, schools and families to ensure every child gets the opportunity to reach their full potential. Our aim is to bring people together and build strong relationships in and across Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities by upskilling professionals and better informing parents.

Our aim is to host an interactive community-led networking event for: voluntary sector, professionals, TESSs, schools, LAs, alternative providers, H&FE and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller parents and carers.

Our Objectives are to: 

  1. To provide an opportunity to celebrate and share examples of good practice 
  2. To create a network of support for parents and families, schools and other education settings working towards removing the barriers to educational inclusion so that every child can reach their full potential.
  3. This event will be an opportunity for practitioners to up-skill and consolidate existing knowledge and for parents to become better informed about their child(s) education.

Put the date in your diary and watch this space.