Traveller resources

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Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE)
  • This PSHE leaflet  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 324kB was written for Traveller parents and can be used by staff in schools to work through the most common objections to PSHE parents may have, by informing them of the purpose and content of PSHE lessons. It is recommended that this is done through face-to-face dialogue and that a copy of the leaflet is given to parents to take away for their own reference
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Fair dates

Every year, a series of fairs relating to aspects of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller cultures takes place at particular places throughout the UK.

For further advice and guidance about matters relating to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils, use our dedicated Gypsy, Roma and Traveller phone line

For issues relating to attendance, refer to the guidance available from the HIAS Learning, Behaviour and Attendance team.

Books - available to loan

EMTAS has worked closely with Swanmore C of E Primary School to identify Traveller based texts at KS1and KS2 that can be incorporated into Guided Reading Sessions. A set of discussion questions has been produced to accompany each of the texts in order to support a member of staff using the books to address any cultural issues that may arise.

EMTAS has compiled a book list Microsoft Word 71kB of these titles. Schools can borrow the books which have been turned into packs to support group reading activities. Each pack includes a set of 6 books and discussion questions. Some packs include additional activities that can be used to supplement group reading. A synopsis of each book is given in the downloadable list and an indication of the Year Group for which the text may be suitable.

'Justice for Johnny' - using drama to tackle prejudice

Secondary drama scheme of work which addresses prejudice towards members of the Traveller community through drama.

Monitoring reports

These two reports:

were compiled following a series of monitoring visits to secondary schools to identify any barriers to achievement as well as identify factors which contributed to the positive achievement of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) students in Hampshire schools. It should be noted that although numbers of GRT in both reports are small there were some commonalities among schools in their support and provision. Good practice to improve educational experience and outcomes for Traveller students feature in both reports.

EMTAS has produced a DVD for Traveller parents called "Education for All which explains how education can support Traveller children and young people.
Persona Dolls
EMTAS has a Traveller Persona Doll which can be borrowed by schools. ‘Chantelle’ comes with her own bag of items special to her, a story that reflects aspects of Traveller culture and a scrap book detailing the Hampshire schools she has visited. Especially popular during Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month (June), Chantelle can visit your school at any time of the year and she is an accessible way of introducing aspects of GRT culture to Key Stage 1 children in particular.

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