Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA)

PLA logo

Prisoners' Education Trust has established the Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA) who meet on a quarterly basis:

'To bring together diverse non-statutory stakeholders with senior cross-departmental officials, to provide expertise and strategic vision to inform future priorities, policies and practices relating to prison education, learning and skills'.

 The membership is as follows:

Along with PLA members, meetings are attended by senior officials from the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), Ministry of Justice, Skills Funding Agency, Education Funding Agency, Youth Justice Board, National Offender Management Service (NOMS), Department of Work & Pensions, Ofsted and IMB. In each meeting there is space on the agenda to hear directly from a prisoner or ex- prisoner learner. We also hold one of our quarterly meetings in a prison to ensure we can hear the views of as many prisoners and prison staff as possible.

The PLA logo was kindly designed by a prisoner at HMP Highpoint, facilitated by Gensita Dunham, Art & Design Curriculum Manager, A4E.

To read the latest updates from the PLA, go to the News page and filter by area of interest.