PLA gives evidence to the Education Select Committee Inquiry – Are prisoners being left behind?

This week, Francesca Cooney, who coordinates the Secretariat for the Prisoner Learning Alliance, gave evidence to the Education Select Committee in response to their inquiry, ‘Education: Are prisoners being left behind?‘. Key areas of questioning included: access to digital technology; allocations and attendance; incentivising education; and delivering higher level qualifications.       Francesca’s responses […]

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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.

 

We advocate for access to digital technology in prison education.

Digital Technology

We promote creativity and inclusivity in the prison education curriculum.

Curriculum Development

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 Francesca Cooney.

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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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