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24 Feb 2020 | Blogs , Policy

Children’s education in custody: “Too many failed by the system”

At any one time, up to 1000 children can be in prisons or secure training centres. Francesca Cooney, our Head of Policy, reviews the recent report from HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) on children in custody and outlines what it tells us about access to education.

Library orderly

03 Feb 2020 | Distance learning , PET news | Distance Learning

2019’s top ten distance learning courses revealed

In 2019 we helped people in prison start just over 1,700 courses. Discover last year’s movers and shakers as we reveal the ten most popular choices.

Grace Dent - Radio 4 Appeal

12 Dec 2019 | Fundraising | Fundraising

PET’s Radio 4 Appeal airs on 15 December

Prisoners’ Education Trust’s BBC Radio 4 Appeal airs this Sunday 15 December, presented by columnist, broadcaster and novelist Grace Dent.

Attendees engaged in a lecture at PLAN's event 'Putting Pedagogy into Practise'

04 Dec 2019 | Events , PLAN , Research | University

Putting Prison Pedagogy into Practice

On 6th November, we held our second PLAN seminar in the current series, bringing practitioners and researchers together, from a range of disciplines, to build and strengthen the knowledge base around prison education

PET poster excerpt

15 Nov 2019 | Distance learning | Distance Learning

Introducing a clearer way to apply to PET

After a successful trial in six prisons, PET has launched its new application form for distance learning across England and Wales.

02 Oct 2019 | Governance , PET news | Press release

Prisoners’ Education Trust appoints five new trustees

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.

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