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Key messages and best practice for schools

Some key points for ensuring best practice in supporting Traveller children are:

  • Staff need a good understanding of Traveller culture.
  • Communication must be clear and consistent.
  • Have a designated member of staff as the contact for Traveller families.
  • Get to know your Traveller families.
  • Know how to respond to racist incidents
  • Have high expectations for all pupils
  • Have resources for use in school that reflect Traveller culture.

Staff Training/Awareness of Traveller Culture

Contact the Traveller Education Support Team – [email protected] .  The team can provide training for all staff, to support their knowledge and understanding of Travelling communities. 

Schools can also use our How Traveller-friendly is your school?”  document to reflect on your own practice.

Last updated 8 December 2020

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