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We feature the latest news about our work and share views from our staff and other prison education experts.

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29 Jan 2019 | Learner voice | Distance Learning

Learning from our learners

We want to learn from the men and women who we fund – to gain perspectives that are honest, personal and rooted in reality. So recently we held workshops in three prisons to find out their perspectives.

19 Dec 2018 | PET news | Blogs

“Thank you for your brilliant support”

In this blog, our Head of Fundraising Cassie rounds up a terrific year of fundraising challenges and campaigns and makes clear just how important your support is.

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13 Dec 2018 | Prison/university partnerships | Blogs , PUPiL , University

Linguistic Foundations: Bringing English support to partnerships

Diana Scott supports students with English language and academic skills as a foundation for their further study. Here she discusses the important role English for Academic Purposes (EAP) support can play for prison learners.

06 Dec 2018 | Governance | Press release

PET appoints new Chair

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.

06 Dec 2018 | Governance , PET news | Trustees

An interview with PET’s new and outgoing chairs

Elisabeth Davies has been named as the new Chair of Prisoners’ Education Trust, taking over the position from Alexandra Marks CBE. In this interview, the new and outgoing Chairs discuss the successes of the last six years and what the future holds for the charity.

04 Dec 2018 | Blogs

Alexander Maconochie – a forgotten penal reformer?

In a speech first delivered at the PET Carol Concert, the charity’s President John Samuels QC offers his personal reflections on an important but little-known figure in the history of prison reform.

Should prison education be different for women?

28 Nov 2018 | Women | Blogs , Policy

Should prison education be different for women?

Women make up about 5% of England and Wales’ prison population. Do they have different needs or wants in terms of education? And are we catering to these needs enough? Head of Policy Francesca Cooney takes a look.

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