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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.

15 Jul 2020 | Events

Webinar with Rebecca Perry, The National Literacy Trust

In this Webinar Rod Clark, Chief Executive of the Prisoner’s Education Trust, joins Rebecca Perry from The National Literacy Trust (NTC). Although relatively new to criminal justice, The National Literacy Trust’s projects have had a great impact on prisoner learning; Rebecca outlines their successes and discusses how the organisation will continue to support prison learning in the future.

15 Jul 2020 | Events

Webinar with Rowan MacKenzie: Shakespeare and prison learning

In this Wednesday Webinar we hear from Rowan MacKenzie about her inspiring work, bringing Shakespeare into prisons. She speaks with Jess Plant, director of the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance, about forming prison-based theatre groups across the UK and her plans to continue transforming prison learning moving forward.

15 Jul 2020 | Events

Webinar with Nicky Park, St Giles Trust

In this Wednesday Webinar, Nicky Park, Head of Prisons and Women’s services for St Giles Trust, speaks about tailoring prison care to the needs of women, and St Giles Trust’s work during the Coronavirus outbreak.

15 Jul 2020 | Digital Technology , Events

Webinar with Darryl Jones and Richard Booth, Augmented reality in YOIs

In this Wednesday Webinar we hear from Darryl Jones and Richard Booth who are pioneering the use of Augmented Reality technology in prison learning. They are joined by Andrew Dahl from Coracle Inside, an organisation working to make laptops available in-cell.

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