Hidden Heroes Day 2023 – celebrating prison teachers

On Hidden Heroes Day 2023, Charlotte Baker-Macdonald celebrates colleagues in Learning and Skills at HMP Dovegate; one of the most difficult – and important – areas of the prison.

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The Prisoner Learning Alliance is a network of organisations and individuals with expertise and experience in prison education.

We use our collective voice to improve prison education.


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We advocate for access to digital technology in prison education.

Digital Technology
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We promote creativity and inclusivity in the prison education curriculum.

Curriculum Development
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We continuously monitor and lobby parliament to improve prison education.

Prison Education Monitoring

The Prisoner Learning Alliance is led by a Steering Committee, as elected by voting members, and chaired by Professor Tom Schuller (MA, PGCE, DPhil).

With significant academic and policy expertise in adult education, and a long-standing interest in prison education, in his role as Chair Tom ensures that the PLA functions with a valuable independent voice at its heart.

Secretariat is provided to the PLA by Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET).

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Become a Member of the Prisoner Learning Alliance

The Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA) is a network of organisations and individuals with a shared vision of learning opportunities which enable personal and professional transformation. Anyone with expertise, experience or an interest in prison education is welcome to become a PLA member.

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