Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Education

The Traveller Education Service is a service provided by the local authority to support the education of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils.

The Traveller Education Service supports Gypsy, Roma Traveller and their schools by:

  • supporting the education of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils
  • helping to create a better understanding of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller culture and of issues specific to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils, and their families
  • supporting attendance
  • supporting pupils’ development of literacy and numeracy skills
  • supporting and monitoring all vulnerable learners who are open to all, including earners from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
  • the voice of the pupil - ensuring that Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils have the opportunity to give their opinion about learning experiences

Who’s in the Team?

Senior Specialist Teacher

Helen Speddy


How to refer to the service?

Contact the School.  The School or family can ask for input from the Service by phoning 01286 679007.or e-mailing 



‘Travelling Together'

Ensuring Gypsies, Roma and Travellers have their culture reflected in the school environment

This resource provides curriculum material about Gypsy and Traveller culture and heritage aimed at learners of secondary school age or about to make the transition to secondary school.


Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Children - Toolkit and Activities for Promoting Equality and Tackling Racism