The EMTAS GRT Excellence Award

Excellence award categories

About the award

Developed by the EMTAS Specialist Teacher Advisor team, the GRT Excellence Award is an online school self-evaluation framework for monitoring the impact of practice and provision for pupils of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller heritages.

The GRT Excellence Award covers five broad areas:

  • Leadership& Management
  • Pedagogy & Practice
  • Data, Assessment & Progress
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Parental & Community Engagement

The award process

Advice and guidance from the EMTAS Traveller Team is available to support schools as they engage with the Award, gather evidence of their practice and provision for their GRT communities, matched to the Award’s descriptors, and complete their submission. A validation visit follows, after which successful schools will receive a certificate, valid for two years, as well as suggestions on ways to continue to develop and embed best practice for GRT learners and their families.

The Award is free to Hampshire-maintained schools and settings; Academies and settings outside of Hampshire can access it through EMTAS Sold Services.

EMTAS Moodle Blog

To read our blog posts about GRT practice and provision, visit the EMTAS Moodle Blog and explore the tags 'GRT' and 'Travellers'.


For more information or to ask questions, contact

Name: Claire Barker or Sarah Coles
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