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Bringing up Bilingual and Multilingual Children Conference
This resource includes the presentations from an event designed to promote an understanding of the benefits to young children of learning and using two or more languages and to provide advice on raising children multilingually.
Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month (GRTHM) June 2010
June 2010 marks the third Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month. This annual event aims to celebrate the rich heritage, history and culture of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.
The Myth of Racist Kids (Hart, 2009) - Discussion activity
Outline of discussion activity which aims to engage trainee teachers in considering the implications of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act (2000) and the importance of the monitoring and recording of racist incidents.
Building Futures: Developing trust – A focus on provision for children from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds in the Early Years Foundation Stage (DCSF, 2009)
This guidance, published by the DCSF in 2009, is aimed at practitioners working across the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The guidance materials, which consist of a booklet and a DVD-ROM, encourage reflection on the quality of the provision made in EY settings for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) children and their families.
Moving forward together: Raising Gypsy, Roma and Traveller achievement (2009)
A set of National Strategy guidance materials to support teachers in promoting the progress and achievement of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils and in meeting their statutory duties in terms of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000.
Partnerships in Language and Culture: A Toolkit for complementary and mainstream schools working in collaboration, CILT 2009.
A Toolkit aimed at mainstream Schools and Complementary Schools that want to work in partnership. Published by CILT, 2009 as part of the Our Languages project.
ITE Session: Involving refugee parents and communities - Bill Bolloten and Tim Spafford (2009)
This session aims to develop students' understanding of the importance of parental involvement for refugee children's achievement.
University of Exeter's guidance on responding to racism
Documentation for student teachers relating to how to respond to racism.
The Toledo Guiding Principles on the Teaching about Religions and Beliefs in Public Schools (2007)
Document prepared by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) which enjoins member European states to to provide guidance to their schools on respecting cultural difference and teaching about religion in a fair and balanced way.
DfES (2006) Recording and Reporting Racist Incidents Guidance
Guidance document relating to recording and reporting racist incidents in schools.
English as an Additional Language – A Guide for Early Years Practitioners - Havering Under 5s EAL Working Party
A booklet of guidance for Early Years practitioners on how to support children learning English as an additional language and promote opportunities for them to express themselves and learn through their home language.
Raising the achievement of Gypsy Roma and Traveller pupils (DCSF, 2008)
A free booklet and accompanying DVD published by the DCSF (National Strategies) containing three case studies of primary schools describing good practice in supporting the learning of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils.
An exploration of training and support issues for those working with children, young people and families from Traveller, Irish Traveller,Gypsy, Roma and Show People Communities
This is a report of a recent research project commissioned by the Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) to explore the range of issues around working with Travellers, Irish Travellers, Gypsies, Roma and Showpeople, as well as the support and training available to staff involved. The research was conducted by the NfER and published in 2009.
Schools Out Website
The Schools Out Website
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans (LGBT) History Month website
Link to LGBT History Month website
New Arrivals Excellence Programme Guidance: Primary and Secondary National Strategies - DCSF (2008)
In response to a high level of pupil mobility and increased migration, the DCSF has produced guidance to support both primary and secondary schools in welcoming new arrivals and teaching them successfully.
Starting School: Young Children Learning Cultures - Liz Brooker (2002)
Review of a book on how some children are identified as winners, and others as losers in education, and how this very early on in children's school careers.
Boys and Schooling in the Early Years - Paul Connolly (2004)
Review of a book on gender in the early years which provides a highly detailed analysis of boys' educational achievement.
The Team Around the Child, Multiagency Working in the Early Years - I. Siraj-Blatchford, K. Clarke and M. Needham (2007)
Review of book which provides an analysis and overview of multiagency work in early years and argues that change is necessary if the ambitious outcomes of ECM are to be realised.
Young Children and Racial Justice: Taking action for racial equality in the early years - J. Lane (2008)
Book exploring all aspects of racism and its impact on children. It aims to encourage a better understanding of current legislation, and how to plan using national and local policies.
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