GTRSB Pledges for Schools and Higher Education

For the last few years I have been involved in support the GTRSB in HE Pledge and the GTRSB Schools Pledge. Privileged to work with so many wonderful people, organisations and educational institutions.

There have been a team of people working closely to ensure that schools and universities are inclusive of many different communities traditions and Clcultural values.

Here are some of the examples of the way the GTRSB Pledges have developed:

The Pledge for Schools is a commitment schools sign up to, to work towards creating a welcoming environment and conditions in which Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showmen and Boater (GTRSB) pupils can stay resilient and thrive academically. It contains actions such as building a supportive and welcoming culture for GTRSB pupils, data monitoring of GTRSB pupils and staff, cultural awareness training for staff, including GTRSB history and culture on the curriculum, having a named contact point for GTRSB pupils and outreach and engagement to local GTRSB communities.

The GTRSB into Higher Education Pledge consists of a firm commitment by a University, College or educational Institution to undertake certain steps to support GTRSB students into and within higher education. For the background to the development of the Pledge, and why it is required, see here.

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