Developing the Prison Education Curriculum

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The prison curriculum in England and Wales demands reform – it is lacking in creativity, inclusivity and adequate opportunities for personal and professional development. This is highlighted throughout evidence submissions to the UK Parliament Education Committee’s inquiry, Education: Are prisoners being left behind?. In addition to responding with our own submission to the inquiry on prison education, we have established an expert PLA Working Group to develop our work on the prison curriculum.

The Curriculum Working Group, established this year, have been meeting regularly to discuss how PLA can influence the prison education curriculum, and the changes that educators and prisoners would like to see.

To find out more, or to join the Curriculum Working Group, please get in touch.

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10 Mar 2021 | Curriculum Development

Roundtable Discussion on the In-Cell Curriculum

With face-to-face education on hold, or extremely limited in most prisons across England and Wales, in-cell education is likely to be the reality for the coming months. In December 2020, PLA members generously gave their time and shared their experiences of in-cell learning during COVID-19. We are grateful to everyone who joined us and contributed […]

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

Wednesday Webinar: 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.

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05 Aug 2021 | Curriculum Development

PLA Curriculum Working Group July Meeting Minutes

The Curriculum Working Group, established this year, have been meeting regularly to discuss how PLA can influence the prison education curriculum, and the changes that educators and prisoners would like to see.

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