Dr Mark Payne:
I am a Lecturer in Education and have worked at the University of Sheffield since 2004. I have been working with Firth Park Academy and the Slovakian Roma pupils there since January 2013. Although our Slovakian Roma pupils started to arrive in Sheffield from 2004, it is only since 2012 that significant numbers have arrived. This prompted us to engage in research with the pupils and their families to explore ways of facilitating and supporting integration into the school and curriculum.
Please read more about my work at the University of Sheffield on my university webpage here.
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