We feature the latest news about our work and share views from our staff and other prison education experts.
New government research shows the positive impact of education for people supported by Prisoners’ Education Trust goes beyond finding work.
Prisoners’ Education Trust has appointed Jon Collins as its new chief executive, as people in prison enter their tenth month in lockdown.
Without immediate action to reinstate education in prisons, people will return to their communities “deskilled, disillusioned and discouraged”.
PET’s Chief Executive responds to the new report on the issue of separation of children in Young Offenders’ Institutions.
Prisoners’ Education Trust has appointed five new trustees, including a charity campaigner, a former Ministry of Justice senior official, and the 2019 FE Leader of the Year.
Elisabeth Davies, a specialist in public policy, has been named as the new Chair of Prisoners’ Education Trust, taking over the position from Alexandra Marks CBE.
Francesca Cooney joined PET as Head of Policy in September. Here she tells us about the challenges facing prison education and her priorities over the coming months.
Prisons Minister Rory Stewart has welcomed new research published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) today showing people in prison who have accessed distance learning through Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET) are more likely to find work after release.
UCAS will no longer require people to disclose a past conviction when applying for most university courses, in a decision that was called for by PET, Unlock and the Longford Trust.
The Chair of the Prisoner Learning Alliance today wrote to the new Prisons Minister Rory Stewart OBE MP. He called for an explanation of why the contracts to provide careers advice for prisoners have been terminated without any apparent replacement service in place.
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