Roma Pupils: Supporting them to Succeed & Achieve | Lighthouse Professional Development

Roma Pupils: Supporting them to Succeed & Achieve

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Inspection evidence and anecdotal evidence suggests that a number of schools are experiencing a significant rise in the number of Roma pupils from Eastern Europe. As a consequence some are struggling to identify sufficient r esources to meet these pupils’ wide-ranging needs. Historically, Gypsy/Roma pupils have had the poorest outcomes of any ethnic group in England in terms of attainment, attendance and exclusions. This practical CPD training will offer an opportunity for schools to consider the Ofsted Report, Overcoming Barriers: Ensuring that Roma children are Fully Engaged and Achieving in Education and the British Council Nexus report Promoting Positive Outcomes for Pupils from the new migrant Roma Communities.

Aims of the course are to:

  • To consider the challenges faced by schools in supporting a high number of Roma pupils who typically are new to speaking English
  • To highlight barriers to progress for Roma communities and offer solutions which have been proven to work
  • To provide delegates with an up to date picture of best practice locally and nationally
  • To assist delegates to draft an action plan appropriate for the context of their own school

9:00 Registration and Refreshments 13:45 Behaviour
10:00 Who are the Roma? Cultural and historical background information 14:15 Using Roma Heritage workers
10:30 Ascription 14:45 Extra-curricular activities and out of hours engagement
11:00 Attendance 15:00 Admission and Primary to Secondary transition
11:30 Break 15:15 Partnership with other Agencies
11:45 Parental engagement 15:30 Resources documentation
12:00 Achievement / attainment / teaching and learning 15:50 Close and depart
13:00 Restaurant lunch    

Mark P

Mark is line manager for EAL and Head of MFL at an Outstanding school in the East Midlands where 61% of students speak English as an additional language and between them they speak 41 different first languages. The most recent RAISEonline score for EAL was 1088 (nationally 1035). Mark has spoken at the European Parliament and to members of the Council of Europe on EAL matters. He has also delivered training at school and LA level and is author of The EAL Manual and a report for the British Council Promoting Positive Outcomes for Pupils from the new Migrant Roma Communities.”

Suitable for: 
Preparatory/Primary, Senior/Secondary, Special Schools, Post 16/FE Colleges
Scheduled Events, In-school Training

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