0131 651 6444 step@ed.ac.uk

PROVIDING FLEXIBLE LEARNING FOR TRAVELLING COMMUNITIES

When families learn together and value education, children want to try hard and do well.  They also understand that we can all learn and improve throughout our lives.

 

 

Select a portal below to find out more.

 

Families

Teachers

Young

People

  WHAT DO YOUNG PEOPLE THINK ABOUT EDUCATION?

The views and experiences of children and young people from travelling communities can tell us much about the problems with our education system. The videos below show the experiences of young people from travelling communities in Scotland.

Do you think Traveller culture is well understood in schools?

How do you continue with your learning while travelling?

How does school-based education work with a Traveller lifestyle?

View from a young Gypsy/Traveller

View from a young Showperson

View from a young Gypsy/Traveller

 STEP STARTER SACKS ROLLED OUT

TO SUPPORT YOUNG CHILDREN’S PLAY AT HOME

A new programme bringing play-based learning activities into the homes of Gypsy/Traveller children will be launched in September.

Play helps children to experience and make sense of their world, to challenge themselves, manage their emotions, interact with others and  enjoy time alone. These skills are all important for starting school.

STEP Starter Sacks will be distributed to families in Tayside in September as part of a pilot study before being more widely distributed across Scotland throughout 2021-2022.

Read More