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The Pupil Premium

Added: February 19, 2013 | General News

OFSTED

How schools are spending the funding successfully to maximise achievement.

In autumn 2012, Her Majesty’s Inspectors visited 68 primary and secondary schools to see how effectively they were spending their Pupil Premium funding to maximise achievement. This report draws together some of the effective practice that inspectors saw. It...

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Consultation to strengthen Gypsy and Traveller rights

Added: January 9, 2013 | General News

Equalities Minister Jane Hutt has launched a consultation on security of tenure rights for Gypsies and Travellers.

Currently, residents of these sites have limited protection from eviction. The proposed changes should provide the same level of security of tenure for Gypsies and Travellers as is enjoyed by other Welsh residents...

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Crystal’s Vardo

Added: January 8, 2013 | General News

A New Play for 7 – 13 Year Olds

Crystals Vardo is a new play for 7 – 13 year olds which addresses the bullying of Gypsy and Traveller children and which can be performed to schoolchildren in as many locations as possible.

Crystal’s Vardo flyer

Crystal’s Vardo Flyer with reviews

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Travellers Aid Trust and Esme Fairburn Foundation announce grants programme

Added: November 21, 2012 | General News

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 will be awarded to Gypsy Roma and Traveller groups to help skill up young people, improve literacy and work with offenders.

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation say: “We have been looking for opportunities to work in partnership with other funders who are able to engage with...

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New language accessibility guidance from Ofqual

Added: November 9, 2012 | General News

May help schools with EAL Roma students

“We want to make sure that the exams and assessments we regulate give all pupils the fairest opportunity to show what they know, understand and can do. Some pupils may not understand some of the words or phrases used in an exam or...

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