CiaraDawsonCiaraDawson

One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child. - Maria Montessori

I have been living in Dubai for the past 11 years. I holds CACHE UK Diploma in Children and Young Peoples Workforce. I am passionate about teaching children and I incorporate lots of creative and fun activities in my daily programmes.

You're a Gypsy - are you going to leave school?'

Drop file here to send
By host - CiaraDawson
there is very little, if any, oversight of how Gypsy and Traveller children are being educated at home. Association of School and College Leaders general secretary Geoff Barton urged all agencies to redouble their efforts over the education of Gypsy, Roma and Irish Traveller children.

Photo by Johann Walter Bantz on Unsplash
This discussion is set to be extendable. After it expires, the content will remain, but all guests will be removed. After that if any guests decide to join it, more days will be added to the discussion
CiaraDawson
CiaraDawson followed this discussion
Host
Admin
Three out of four families are living in settled accommodation, most of them were not missing lessons because of time spent actually travelling.
Edited
4 mths
Host
Admin
Are you from the Gypsy, Roma or Traveller community and are either attending or have attended university?
4 mths
carine-celestin
carine-celestin followed this discussion
Host
Admin
So it's the teachers and policy makers fault, not the parents???
4 mths
10 more people followed this discussion
Host
Admin
Cannot understand why teachers are responsible for all the failings of our Children? Perhaps Some of you Parents out there ( come on you know who you are ).should stand up and Parent, get off your asses and your phones, and teach your children to be polite, courteous, To respect themselves and fellow students, their peers, their Teachers and Educators.Stop being Bullies and constantly demanding Prima Donna' s.Get them to get of their phones and help at home, help friends, Be there for people that care for you.Even be there for others that may not have the family support or friends like you may have.Often life is very tough for many , often starting with home life or even lack of it.Cost nothing to smile and say Hi!.
4 mths
allison-sanchezjohn.theoharistrunner
allison-sanchez, john.theoharis, trunner and 7 other people started following this discussion
Host
Admin
Well it seems a valid question.
4 mths
10 more people followed this discussion
Host
Admin
Government always plays on the view of an external. Gypsy or Travellers cannot be just subjects in a study. Get them to tell you what they think about their lifestyle and heritage.
4 mths
Host
Admin
I taught two older ladies who were circus performers they were very well educated despite travelling the world as part of a family of acrobats their only issue was they had never got their GCSE’s so we worked together and they obtained the qualifications remember every day is a school day.
4 mths
More than 50 people have joined this discussion.
Host
Admin
Sign of the times. Personal responsibility doesn't count.
4 mths
Host
Admin
How is it that some parents can be fined for one weeks holiday, but these children just leave and nothing is done - its hardly equality.
4 mths
Host
Admin
How is it that some parents can be fined for one weeks holiday, but these children just leave and nothing is done - its hardly equality.
Inequality that you loose a little money or inequality that a child lost an education and opportunities?
4 mths
Host
Admin
Inequality that you loose a little money or inequality that a child lost an education and opportunities?
Yes both, why should parents be fined for one weeks holiday, and why should the traveler children lose out on an education. It put them outside of society by not being able to read very well and by not being able to form friendships or have the opportunities we take for granted.
4 mths
Host
Admin
Our children are important to us they come first it is to keep our culture as you call it going so they know were they from and to be proud like there parents.
4 mths
Type your message...