Roma students make up 9% of the school roll at Alvaston Moor Academy.
Michelle Strong, Principal at Alvaston Moor Academy, featured in TES last week with a first person article about how to support Roma pupils in school. She speaks passionately about representation in the curriculum for pupils from all backgrounds and gives practical tips for an effective approach.
- Provide specialist EAL support
- Offer tailored extracurricular activities
- Go into the community
- Raise aspirations
- Educate staff and students about Roma heritage
All these initiatives are about making the Roma community feel heard, but that’s something that every pupil in school needs, too. Ultimately, we all need to belong. Seeing ourselves in our learning is the first step towards fully engaging with it.