Application for funding to train Parent Ambassadors

ACERT has applied to the Allen Lane Foundation for funding to run training to help Gypsy, Roma and Traveller parents to develop the skills they need to organise local self-reliance groups to make sure their children are not short-changed by the education system.

If funded, the project will run from Spring 2021 for a year, with training opportunities for each participant, sandwiching mentored activities with local groups.

It is hoped ambassadors and groups will contribute to a parents’ website, under development, and participate in an on-line network.

We believe that parents who are supporting their children in education have experiences and insights to share which can help reverse the trend of exclusion and underachievement which we have seen in recent years.