• Gypsy and traveller education: engaging families - a research report

      Fensham-Smith, Amber; Welsh Government (Welsh Government Social Research, 2014-11-25)
      The research aimed to identify what works in engaging Gypsy and Traveller families in education with a specific focus on attainment, attendance, transition and retention. The research provides an account of good practice by drawing on the experiences of Traveller Education Service (TES) workers. It draws upon literature, a survey of Local Authorities and in-depth interviews with staff working in Traveller Education Services. It also offers a deeper insight into the complexities of engaging with families to inform other providers, practitioners and policy makers.