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06 Apr 2022 | Monitoring and Evaluation , Prison Education News

Recovery in prison education is too slow

Ofsted have just released their research on education recovery in prisons looking at how prisons are reintroducing activities following the pandemic lockdown. Recovery in prisons has been much slower than in the community and Ofsted found too little progress.


09 Dec 2020 | Inquiry Evidence Submissions , Monitoring and Evaluation

Have your say on prison education

The Education Select Committee are running an inquiry – are prisoners being left behind? Find out more and get involved here.

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21 Aug 2019 | Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring the DPS

The DPS (Dynamic Purchasing System) is the process individual prisons use to buy education services.  How is it working? The Prisoner Learning Alliance has been working with Clinks to find out.

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25 Jul 2019 | Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring Outcomes for People Leaving Prison

New figures on working after leaving prison released today.
Getting a job after being released is often key to stopping people committing crimes and resettling successfully. Read our new blog that looks at the latest employment figures for people six weeks after leaving prisons and makes the case for collecting education data too.

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16 May 2019 | Monitoring and Evaluation

Unlocking Potential – three years on

We have launched our new briefing, reviewing progress on the ground-breaking Coates Report, which reviewed prison education. It shows that while there has been some progress there is still a long way to go.

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