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 https://research.ncl.ac.uk/romtels/ 

ACERT gives evidence to parliamentary enquiry

ACERT chair, Rose McCarthy and EC member, Brian Foster gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry on education inequalities in Gypsy Roma and Traveller Communities on 12th September 2018. This follows a written submission made earlier in the year by Lisa Smith (current chair) and Margaret Wood, EC member. You can watch Parliament TV coverage of the session here.

Powerful women

The 2018 conference lived up to and maybe exceeded our expectations. We heard about powerful Gypsy women in history, strong women in the circus, Traveller activism in Ireland , videos, poetry and personal testimonies. Laughter, applause, conversation and community. A very special occasion.

Conference theme  Speaker biographies Gypsy women – an historical perspective
Challenging prejudice – Sindy Joyce Circus strong women – Dea Birkett God bless us all – by Lois Brookes-Jones
Being Roma in Britain – Natasha & Mania Malik Hate crime and genocide – Gate Herts Take us as we are – Liza Mortimor
  Personal Testimonies  

 

London University welcomes GRT students

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Students will be given priority in King’s College London K+ Programme For more information go to www.kplus.london or email kplus@kcl.ac.uk .

King’s College London is dedicated to increasing access to higher education in under-represented groups, and for the first time students from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities will be prioritised on the flagship K+ programme.

The K+ Programme is a free 2 year programme for current year 12s in the Greater London area, it equips students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to continue their journey with subjects ranging from Healthcare and Sciences to Law and Politics. 

The deadline for applications is 10 October 2018 so spread the word and get your applications in quickly! And if you are in year 11 its never to early to start thinking about your application for next year…