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‘An excellent stimulating day.  Lots of ideas and inspiration.  Really made me think.’

This was one of the many positive reactions to the training day held in January at the Hucclecote Centre by the Traveller Education Service.

Following the day three twilight training sessions have been set up dealing with areas of concern raised on the day.  These training sessions are open to staff from any school in the county at no charge.  If you or a colleague are interested in attending please contact Karen Steger on 01452 427262.


April 20th     4.00-5.30                                          Attendance and Admissions

Head of Educational Welfare Service, Annie Cam, is to talk about the legislation regarding attendance and Travellers as well as recent changes locally and nationally to the EWO role.  It is hoped that a representative from Education Admissions will also answer questions regarding holding places for pupils, class numbers and admissions and legislation regarding school places and visitors to the county.  Members of the Traveller Education Service team will also be present and there will be a display of resources.

June 22nd       4.00-5.30                       Reflecting Travellers in the Curriculum

Mary Jeans, long-serving member of the Traveller Education Service team will lead a session focusing upon ideas for reflecting varied Traveller cultures in the curriculum.  Resource materials will be on display and it is hoped that schools will bring along examples of good practice.  The aim of the session is to assist planning and provide a tool kit of ideas.


November 9th  4.00-5.30                                     Distance Learning Provision

A chance to look at distance learning materials in use and to share ideas regarding the provision of good quality learning materials for children who travel.  This may also be useful for ideas for schools that have children off school for reasons other than travel e.g. lengthy illness.

All sessions will be held in the CIRCLE room at Hucclecote Centre.  We would also welcome ideas from you regarding future training as well as any examples of good practice that you would be willing to share.


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