Distance Learning for Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showmen and Boater pupils

Many Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showmen and Boater (GTRSB) pupils, particularly those from the Fairground/Showman community, travel for significant periods of the school year. For Fairground/Showman families, the travelling season usually starts around Easter and ends around November. This means that pupils from Fairground/Showman communities have limited time in school. It should be noted that not all families have the same travelling pattern so individual pupil’s situations can vary; schools are advised to check with each family to establish the details.

Distance Learning can be an effective way of supporting Traveller pupils to continue their education whilst travelling. This downloadable Distance Learning postcard gives a succinct overview of distance learning for these pupils.