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Education challenges facing children and young people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds

Inquiry

The inquiry will focus on the educational experiences of children and young people from a Gypsy, Roma and Traveller background.

It will examine the educational challenges faced by these groups and will also evaluate the effectiveness of the Government’s recent £1 million education programme for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children.

 

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry

 

Read the Committee’s letter to the Department setting out its findings and recommendations following this inquiry

 

Read the Department’s response to the Committee’s findings and recommendations

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Tuesday 25 January 2022.

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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15 March 2022
Inquiry Education challenges facing children and young people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds
Witnesses Mr Robin Walker (Minister of State for School Standards at Department for Education)
Committees Education Committee
Oral Evidence
22 February 2022
Inquiry Education challenges facing children and young people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds
Witnesses Friends, Families and Travellers, The Traveller Movement, APPG for Gypsies, Travellers and Roma, and Advisory Council for the Education of Romany and other Travellers (ACERT)
Committees Education Committee
Oral Evidence
22 February 2022
Inquiry Education challenges facing children and young people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds
Witnesses Jo Luhman (Headteacher at Kings International College), Paula Strachan (Headteacher at St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School), Vasile Sandu (Teaching Assistant at St Matthew's Church of England Primary School), and Marius Ciuca (Teaching Assistant and Translator to Roma and Romanian children at St Helen's Primary School)
Committees Education Committee
Oral Evidence
GRT0002 - Education challenges facing children and young people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds
Witnesses Dr Maria Sapouna (Senior Lecturer at University of the West of Scotland)
Committees Education Committee
Written Evidence
GRT0003 - Education challenges facing children and young people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds
Witnesses Dr Heather Smith (Senior Lecturer in Education at Newcastle University), and Associate Professor Leena Robertson (Associate Professor in early years education at Middlesex University)
Committees Education Committee
Written Evidence
GRT0004 - Education challenges facing children and young people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds
Witnesses The National Lottery Community Fund
Committees Education Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: educom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: (General Enquiries) 020 7219 2370 / For all media inquiries please contact Emily Pritchard pritcharde@parliament.uk / 020 7219 3172 and Billy Roberts robertsbc@parliament.uk / 0207 219 6113
  • Address: Education Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA