The Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA) is a network of organisations and individuals with expertise in prison education. We use our collective voice to improve prison educationFind out more about the PLA’s priorities
That all prisoners can engage in high-quality and diverse learning opportunities to help them transform their lives.
To provide expertise and strategic vision to inform prison education priorities, policies and practices.
The PLA is chaired by Professor Tom Schuller, who has held senior posts in academia and policy, is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and a visiting professor at Birkbeck and the UCL Institute of Education.
The PLA is organised through a steering committee, voted for by PLA members. The secretariat is provided by Helena Wysocki and Francesca Cooney from Prisoners’ Education Trust.
The PLA includes prison officers, governors, teachers, voluntary sector workers and people with lived experience of prison. If you would like to join, please email Helena for more information.
By joining the PLA you can:
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