PLA evidence to the Education Select Committee’s Inquiry on Adult skills and lifelong learning

In our evidence, we highlight the educational needs of the prison population and how stronger links with community-based adult education would be beneficial for everyone. We believe that prison education should be looked at in the broader context of adult education and lifelong learning.

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The Prisoner Learning Alliance is a network that brings together organisations and individuals with expertise in prison education.

We're advocating for better access to digital technology in prisons

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We publish reports and briefings on prison education

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We monitor and lobby parliament to improve prison education

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PLA is chaired by Professor Tom Schuller.

Tom has held senior posts in academia and policy, is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and a visiting professor at Birkbeck and the UCL Institute of Education.

We are organised through a steering committee, voted for by our members. The secretariat is provided by Helena Wysocki and Francesca Cooney from Prisoners’ Education Trust.

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The Prisoner Learning Alliance is made up of over 170 members including prison officers, governors, teachers, other charities, voluntary sector workers and people with lived experience of prison.

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