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Advice for professionals educating GRT children

Our service offers advisory support to schools and professional agencies towards the improvement of outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) children and families. The education team also works in close partnership with colleagues from Herefordshire Council Travellers' services.

Key areas for advice and support

  • Staff development and training
  • Promotion of good community relationships
  • Development of effective strategies to close attainment gaps
  • Improving parental involvement in schools and learning
  • Plans for the improvement of service delivery regarding the Equality Act 2010
  • Curriculum development
  • Anti-racist teaching
  • Common Assessment Framework and multi agency group meetings
  • Outreach and advocacy work for schools and families
  • Plans for educational transition 0 to 19

Who can receive the service

  • Professional and voluntary sector agencies in Herefordshire
  • GRT children from 0 to 19
  • GRT families - Romany Traveller/Gypsy, Irish Traveller, New Traveller, Showman, Roma

Contact us

  • Phone:
    • Ben Straker, specialist services manager and GRT teacher: 01432 261840
    • Simon Licence, GRT school and community worker: 01432 383492
    • Colin Jefferson, GRT learning mentor, Y11+: 01432 260295
  • Address: Herefordshire Council, Children's Wellbeing Directorate, Plough Lane Offices, Plough Lane, Hereford HR4 0LE
  • Email: grt@herefordshire.gov.uk
  • Facebook: Herefordshire GRT