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Update on new prison education contracts

Update on new prison education contracts



Francesca Cooney, Head of Policy at Prisoners’ Education Trust and National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance steering group member, has provided a useful update on the new prison education contracts in a blog for Criminal Justice Alliance. The new contracts will allow governors to commission education services both through a core Prison Education Framework (PEF) contract, and directly – […]

Opportunities for former prisoners

Opportunities for former prisoners



The Prisoners’ Education Trust share work, research, training, volunteering, learning or speaking opportunities specifically aimed at people who have been in contact with the criminal justice system. It currently includes opportunities with Unlocked Graduates, Criminal Justice Alliance, Des Hamilton Film Casting and User Voice. Click here to see current opportunities Other useful resources: Clinks’ Jobs Board, […]

Prisoner Learning Alliance awards

Prisoner Learning Alliance awards



On 13 September, the Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA) held its fourth annual awards for staff and mentors making a difference in prison education. This year the PLA received a record 1,300 nominations from people in prison, over three times more than in 2017. Winners included librarians, gardeners, art tutors and peer mentors. One winner was Lesley Bennetts, an […]

New Prison Education Contracts

New Prison Education Contracts



The Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) contracts come to an end in March 2019, making way for a new era of governor-led education commissioning. The Ministry of Justice’s new commissioning framework presents both challenges and new opportunities for providers, charities, colleges and others to deliver education services in prisons. From April 2019 governors will […]