Traveller Parents and Carers

Applying for a School Place for your child

Advice on how to apply for a school place for your child, including access to the online application form.

If you need help with the information or with the form, use our Gypsy, Roma and Traveller phone line.

Attendance leaflet for parents

This Attendance leaflet  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 326kB is for Traveller parents. It includes frequently-asked questions relating to attendance.

Guidance for parents on sharing a book with their child

How to choose a new book

This video helps parents think about what factors to consider when their child chooses a new book to read at school/home.

How to engage your child with a new book

This video gives advice to parents around how to share a book with their child, including talking about the front and back cover, using images to help with comprehension and a focus on repetition within the text.

Using pictures to support reading comnprehension

This video gives pointers on how parents can use pictures to support their child's understanding of the text.

How to focus on keywords with a book

This video offers practical suggestions to parents on how to focus on keywords that crop up within their child's current reading book.

Support for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities

Free resources to help Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities keep their children and young adults safe from Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) are available from The Children’s Society. Include leaflets and posters in Slovak, Romanian and English.

A short animation made by Gypsy and Traveller young people about staying safe online can be seen on YouTube.