The travelling community has many different ethnic and cultural groups within it. The term 'Traveller' includes new travellers, Irish travellers, gypsies, fairground and circus travellers. Recognising that there are different groups and the differences between them can help schools working to overcome prejudice.
By being aware of the values and lifestyles of children within traveller communities can help the communities and those working with them to respect and understand one another. This itself can help traveller children gain equal access to education.
Files available to download
- Attendance Advice for Schools (PDF)
Advice for schools on attendance for children from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families
- Attendance Advice for Parents (PDF)
Advice for parents with children from travelling Gypsy, Roma and Travellers families
- Ascription (PDF)
Information on traveller ethnicity and ascription