Events and Courses
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The Foundation published its research report Successfully using ICT to support learning in the secure estate in September 2017. The report includes examples of effective use of ICT to support learning in prison.
Our order form has been updated and is now available to obtain printed copies of a wide variety of our free offender learning resources.
News from the sector
Prisoner Learning Alliance announced its award winners for 2017. Congratulations to all those receiving an award. Full results are given in the PLA Awards magazine.
Published Ofsted reports in September show learning in prisons continues to improve:
Maths and English Practice Development Group
Practice development groups (PDGs) were set up to take forward the action plan produced by the National Quality Improvement Group (NQIG) for Offender Learning to improve the quality of provision. As a member of the NQIG, the Education and Training Foundation has agreed to chair the practice development group: ‘Improving Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Maths and English’ on behalf of the National Offender Management Service.
The next meeting is to be held on the 9th January 2018.
If you are interested in attending the next meeting please contact Caryn Loftus, Associate of the Education and Training Foundation.
In this space we'll highlight continual professional development opportunities that may be of interest.
Strategies to support reading 27th Ocober at 13:00 (webinar)
Many learners struggle to read with confidence. This webinar will show how to provide information in alternative formats and introduce tips, tricks and tools to support independent reading. The session will:
And don't forget the Foundation's mainstream offer. Take a look on the Foundation's website for a range of courses to support teachers, leaders and managers across the FE and Skills sector. Please note, if there is sufficient interest from staff with a prison, or cluster of prisons, then it may be possible to offer the course in-house to prison staff.
Please note we cannot guarantee the quality of any events not organised by or on behalf of the Foundation.
Unlocking potential: A review of education in prison, Dame Sally Coates (May 2016)
What is prison for? A theory of change exploring the value of learning in prison, Prisoner Learning Alliance (June 2016)
Reducing reoffending - can we assess the contribution of prison education, Education and Training Foundation (March 2016)
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