Improving Educational Outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Pupils: What Works?

Anne Wilkin, Kerry Martin, Richard White, Chris Derrington, Brian Foster

01 October 2009

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Between February and June 2009, case studies were undertaken in ten secondary schools, five primary schools and five alternative education provisions. The sample was selected from schools with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils on roll that completed and returned a national survey in the autumn term 2007. The main aim of the case studies was to explore in greater depth some of the strategies and approaches described by schools in the questionnaire returns. 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.

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