Overview of 'Our Mission'
This section of the website is all about providing Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families with the advice and access to support they need to resolve any issue being experienced in accessing good education. It provides further 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 well as advice and guidance on how to identify issues, challenge them constructively, and ultimately see a change in the quality of education your child is receiving. 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.
It is important to make clear that many issues Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families may face when trying to access good education are not easily solved. This is because there are flaws with the national or local policies which direct the operations of education. To assist with your understanding of what these issues are and what we are doing about them, we have also compiled pages on this website called Our Mission, where you can view the work we are doing and see the changes we are trying to make.
Whether you want to expand your knowledge further to better understand the issues your child or young person may face, or you need support to help with a problem you are currently facing, the guidance in this section will help.
Links to 'Our Mission' Pages
Get to where you need to be in the Our Mission. In this section, we outline the work we are currently doing to close the significant gaps in legislation, policy and practices and want to share it with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families to show that gaps and issues exist at every level and that we intend to fix them.
Advice on How to Use 'Our Mission' Pages
There are some issues that are difficult to fix because the national policy is wrong. Here’s some advice to help you make the most of the Our Mission pages
This information is not essential to read when attempting to solve an issue
This is a 'fill in the gaps' sections, showing that some problems are broken to the core
Take your time when reading through the support available
Ask for support to help understand the information if you need to
As an education expert myself, I actually enjoy reading the material that's in there. It just sets out for you the whole landscape- Pauline Anderson OBE