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23 Oct 2020 | Events , PLA Awards , Training and Leadership

Event: creative writing in prisons

Paul Dance is a Creative Writing teacher at HMP Littlehey, and a 2019 winner of a PLA Outstanding Teacher award. In this webinar, he speaks with Charlie Weinberg, Executive Director of Safe Ground.

17 Sep 2020 | Digital Technology , Events , PLA conference

How is HMPPS supporting the delivery of education during lockdown?

Sarah Fitzgerald, Head of Education Quality at HMPPS, kicked off this year’s PLA conference with an update on how HMPPS is supporting education during lockdown. We provide an overview of Sarah’s key points. 

06 Aug 2020 | Events

Webinar with Jamie Grundy on using convictions as a USP

Jamie Grundy, trainer and educator in prison and higher education joins Rod Clark, Chief Executive of the Prisoner’s Education Trust to discuss using convictions as a USP when supporting individuals into employment and higher education.

04 Aug 2020 | Monitoring and Evaluation

PLA submits evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights

We believe that education is a human right to which all people are entitled, regardless of age or sociocultural background, which is why we recently submitted evidence on education in prison during lockdown.

Prison peer mentor helping another man to access a computer

23 Jul 2020 | Events

Webinar with Phil Martin, reflections on employment

Phil Martin, founder of the Ex-Seed employment agency and ex-prisoner, speaks with Penny Parker, founder of prisoner employment charity Stand Out. Phil reflects back on his time in prison and setting up a prisoner’s careers service.

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