We are an inclusive school where all children and families are welcomed. We value the cultural heritage that our Traveller children bring to our school and are dedicated to improving the education outcomes of all children.
As a school, we:
- Carry out Home Visits for the child and family with a child’s class teacher and support staff. These visits help to build relationships with the opportunity to discuss what school and home life is like.
- Encourage children and families to share their experiences in school.
- Use resources, books and photographs that reflect our traveller community.
- Provide additional support across areas of learning in response to a child’s needs.
- Provide additional support to families to ensure that know how to support their child and about special events in school.
- Support families to enable good attendance at school.
- Support families with the completion of paperwork where needed. For example, applying for a new school place.
- Support children and families at times of transition. For example, before travelling or when moving to a new school.
- Hold special events during ‘Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month’ in June.
Sue Hamilton from the Warwickshire Vulnerable Learners Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service is part of our staff team and works within school twice a week. Her role involves working with children on a one to one basis or in small groups, meeting with families, giving advice to the staff team and supporting home visits.