Travellers get £275k education windfall
Gypsies and Travellers in Paisley are to benefit from share of an additional £275,000 to support the delivery of education for children and young people.
Equalities minister Christina McKelvie said the Scottish Government wants all children and young people to get the support that they need to reach their full learning potential.
“This is why we are focusing on overcoming barriers to learning and getting it right for every child,” she added.
“Young people from the Gypsy/ Traveller community can face particular challenges that can impact upon their educational attainment. That is why it is important that we invest in what works.
“The extra funding is being provided to the Scottish Traveller Education Programme which supports teachers of Gypsies and Travellers across Scotland. It will be used to accelerate a programme of work to upskill key teaching staff and strengthen partnerships across all age groups – from early years to adult learning. We are determined to work with the Gypsy and Traveller community to invest in approaches that better meet their needs.”