Education support for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) families

The Traveller Education Team is part of the council's Virtual School Team supporting vulnerable children to reach their potential.

We provide extra support and help for families who are Romany, Roma, Gypsy, New Traveller, Showman, Circus, and Irish Traveller.

We advocate on behalf of Traveller families and offer support and advice on things like:

  • Finding school places
  • Finding nursery places
  • Finding a college place
  • School transport
  • Equality and fairness
  • Progress in school
  • Racism and bullying
  • School attendance
  • School suspensions and exclusions
  • Special educational needs

We can also signpost to other agencies for more specialist support.

We are a trusted link for families and build positive relationships with Traveller families to improve educational outcomes for their children.

Contact the Traveller Education Team

Families and professionals can contact us at:
Colin Jefferson, telephone 07792 881319 or email