ACERT makes the case

The House of Commons Education Committee has conducted an inquiry into the Education Challenges facing children and young people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds

The Committee invited written submissions which address any or all of the following areas:

  • The educational challenges faced by children and young people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds, including those in fixed housing. 
  • How the Government’s £1 million education programme for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children should be targeted.
  • Whether other initiatives and recommendations are needed to support the educational attainment and employment outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children.

It also invited to give oral evidence our Chair, Lisa Smith, Pauline Anderson of The Traveller Movement, Emma Nuttall of Friends and Families of Travellers and Baroness Whitaker of the all-party committee on Gypsies, Roma and Travellers. You can watch the session below and read our written submission.

ROMtels translanguaging approach

ROMtels is a European project across UK, France, Romania and Finland, which has worked to improve the educational experience of Roma pupils through a pedagogical approach known as translanguaging. Relationships between teachers, parents and pupils are transformed. All resources emanating from the project are free from the website, including guidance documents for teachers, teacher educators and schools, as well as apps and tools to download and reconfigure as appropriate: see