Education services in the UK can be hard to understand and navigate even for those working in the education profession. In an ideal world every child's education journey would be straight forward and well managed process delivered by the school, the local authority, and the Government - but this doesn't always happen.
Overview of 'Learn More'
This section of the website is all about providing Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families with the information they need to understand the education system from beginning to end. It provides background and detailed information about the key areas which are most likely to have a significant impact on the education and wellbeing of a Gypsy, Roma and Traveller child or young person. As you move through this section of the website, you will see helpful links to other trusted organisations and websites who may be able to give more information and support than we can on a certain topics. There are also links to the support pages of this website called Find Help, where you can access advice and support on how to resolve an issue you may be having.
Whether you want to expand your knowledge to better understand your child or young person’s education, or you need urgent information to help with a problem you are currently facing, the information in this section will help.
Advice on How to Use 'Learn More' Pages
You will hear repeatedly that understanding how education works is challenging. Here’s some advice to help you make the most of the Learn More pages
Take your time when reading through this information
Ask for support to help understand the information if you need to
Use the information as a reference when communicating with schools
Come back and review information again and again if needed
Children from these communities have been disproportionately affected by being out of school, which is why I am so determined to help them bridge the gap to their peers- Lord Greenhalgh