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    Alumni Party 2017

    All | Alumni Network | 9 Aug 2017

    We brought together former learners with staff, volunteers and trustees to celebrate summer and the joy of learning!

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    LJ wows with Wandsworth workout

    All | Business start up | 8 Aug 2017

    LJ Flanders teaches an exercise class at HMP Wandsworth, based on the fitness programme he developed while he was in prison. Thanks in part to seed money from PET, Flanders developed the Cell Workout programme, which serves not only to improve fitness but also to develop leadership skills and confidence.

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    Zack’s animation: helping families understand a prisoner’s journey

    All | Learner voice | 8 Aug 2017

    Zack, a prisoner in Wales, is currently being released on temporary licence to complete a graphic design degree. As part of this, he created an animation which serves as a guide for families of serving prisoners, convincing them that there is hope, and progression, within the prison system.

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    Inspection round-up

    All | Inspection reports | 27 Jun 2017

    Each month we take a closer look at Ofsted's sections of Her Majesty's Inspection reports, looking at key issues and good practice.

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    Why The New Justice Secretary Needs To Care About Prison Education

    All | Government policy | 27 Jun 2017

    This week the Rt Hon David Lidington MP took up responsibility for for the tens of thousands of men and women in our prisons. Our CEO Rod Clark on why prison education needs to be top of his concerns.

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    PET Chair and alumni receive Queen’s Birthday Honours

    Ex-prisoners | Alumni Network | 27 Jun 2017

    The Chair of Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET), along with two former prison learners, are among the high flyers named in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours for their outstanding contributions to justice, adult learning and rehabilitation.

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    Lack of support after prison fails both individuals and society

    Ex-prisoners | Resettlement | 27 Jun 2017

    Responding to a damning report on through-the-gate services for longer sentenced prisoners, Rod Clark says current provision is flying in the face of evidence and failing those who may have the most to give back to society.

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    PET Triumphs in Good Governance Prize

    All | PET staff | 27 Jun 2017

    The achievements of PET’s Board have been celebrated in awards for excellent charity governance.

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    PET Chair recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

    All | PET staff | 17 Jun 2017

    Alexandra Marks: judge, legal consultant and the chair of Prisoners’ Education Trust has been awarded a CBE for her contribution to justice.

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    X-factor's Sam Bailey to host PLA awards

    All | PLA awards | 31 May 2017

    Nominations are open for the 3rd Annual PLA awards, hosted by X-factor winner and former prison officer Sam Bailey. All nominations come from serving prisoners, who are asked to suggest the teachers, officers, peer mentors, governors, librarians and others who have inspired their learning journeys.