Trav­ellers get £275k ed­u­ca­tion wind­fall

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

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.”

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