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Improving educational outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Pupils: what works?

Publication type: Report

Author: Other

Themes: Education

This report explores the strategies and approaches used by case-study schools to improve outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Pupils Key findings Case studies were undertaken in ten secondary schools, five primary schools and five out of school settings. Researchers conducted face-to-face interviews with senior leaders and other key staff from schools and local authorities, and led focus group discussions with pupils, parents and teachers. An analytical model was used to draw out insights and examples of good practice from the case-study schools. The model illustrates certain contextual influences (e.g. demographic and community influences, past experiences and social identity etc.) and constructive conditions (e.g. trust, flexibility, and high expectations etc.) that may influence a range of outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils. It is hoped that the use of this structure will help practitioners to look beyond specific interventions and strategies and consider wider attitudinal influences that may permeate the ethos of a school and help to raise outcomes generally. The report also includes a series of audit tools that schools may find useful in identifying their own particular contextual influences and constructive conditions.

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