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    The team

    We have wide experience of the Travelling communities and educational practice.  We all have current CRBs and all are qualified teachers.

    Brian Foster is an Education Consultant specialising in Inclusion, Monitoring and Evaluation, currently engaged in projects in UK, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Croatia. He is an experienced trainer, chairs the Advisory Council for the Education of Romanies and other Travellers, and is a Trustee of the Irish Travellers Movement in Britain and Equality. He participated in a major piece of research for the DFE and has written a number of books, chapters and articles.

    Peter Norton qualified as a Primary Teacher in 1988.  For 12 years he was the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Education Consultant in Waltham Forest.  He is now the part time Headteacher of the Virtual School for GRT in Cambridgeshire. He is a trustee of the Roma Support Group and the Advisory Council for the Education of Romanies and other Travellers.  He has travelled extensively across Europe on a wide range of Gypsy Roma and Traveller assignments, and has also co-authored several GRT resources for schools.

    Nick Radu’s background as a Romanian Rom coming from a poor area motivated him to study and work hard to qualify as a teacher. He currently works as a LSA in a Waltham Forest Primary School, where he supports many children including Gypsy, Roma and Travellers.  He also works as a part time Outreach Worker in Haringey.  Nick wants to dispel the negative stereotypes of Roma, and to help many in that community achieve a better life, an objective that he believes can only be reached through education. He speaks Romanian and Romanes.


    Who do we work with

    Nomadic Education can offer support to schools working with children and young people from the following communities and their families:

    • Gypsies and other Travellers
    • Roma from Eastern Europe
    • New Travellers
    • Families who live on the waterways
    • Circus and fairground families

    Chargeable services

    In addition to subscription services, additional services will be charged for, including:

    • Home visits and participation in additional school based meetings
    • Curriculum development and planning
    • Contributions to the SEF and OFSTED documentation
    • Additional training for schools and settings
    • Engagement of families in, for example the SEN process or to prevent exclusions
    • Monitoring and supporting Key Stage transfers.
    • Mentoring at KS3 and KS4.
    • Advice on options at KS4 and 5

    Rates are: £30 per hour

    £125 per half day

    £250 per day


    Benefits to members


    nomadic offers services to schools and settings in two ways. Schools joining the network pay an annual subscription and in return are entitled to a range of free services. We can also offer additional services which will be chargeable.

    We ask every school or setting participating in the network to identify at least one member of staff who will participate in training and develop policies and practice within the school.

    Every term there will be a training session around a key area of policy and practice, such as Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month, engaging parents, behaviour and attendance. Training sessions will be organised for a cluster of schools, as twilights, and future topics will reflect the immediate needs of the schools.

    Named staff will also have access to:

    • Phone or email based consultancy advice
    • Regular updates on educational, policy and practice developments
    • Resources to support Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month (June)
    • Key documents and resources available in Community languages
    • One school based staff meeting per year (max 1 hour)


    Primary Schools & Children’s Centres – £300.00 per annum

    Secondary Schools – £450.00 per annum

    Subscriptions cover the academic year from September 2014.

    Additional services are chargeable.