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    Susan Hill presents BBC Radio 4 Appeal

    All | Distance learning | 5 Sep 2014

    On 14 September Prisoners’ Education Trust’s new patron, award-winning author Susan Hill will appeal to BBC Radio 4 listeners to help people in prison access quality education. Listen live at 7.55am and 9.25pm and all week at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4.

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    A4e to stop delivering education in London prisons

    All | Education | 13 Aug 2014

    In response to A4e's decision to stop delivering education provision in London's prisons, Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) is concerned about the impact of overcrowding on rehabilitation and the affect this is having on classes.

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    Rod responds to the reshuffle

    All | Government policy | 6 Aug 2014

    Rod Clark, Chief Executive, Prisoners' Education Trust, reponds to the Prime Minister’s ministerial reshuffle 14th July 2014 which has led to "wholesale change" to the government ministers responsible for prison education.

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    Charity says: “Sports in prisons is being side-lined"

    All | Sport | 30 Jul 2014

    Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) has responded to recent incidents of disorder and self-harm in the wake of overcrowding and staff shortages across prisons in England and Wales. Rod Clark, PET Chief Executive, writing in the Huffington Post, highlights the negative impact this has on sports-based learning.

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    Parliament debates education for young people

    All | Government policy | 21 Jul 2014

    Last week secure colleges and young people were debated in the House of Lords. During the discussion many of Prisoners' Education Trust concerns about size and location were raised by peers.

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    PET learner’s graduation ceremony

    All | Distance learning | 17 Jul 2014

    On Wednesday 17 July 2014 staff from Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) joined a group of Open University professors for a prison learner’s degree ceremony. Carl was awarded a certificate for his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in front of his parents and two sisters who were together for the first time in nine years.

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    Modernising Justice: The future of the VC

    All | Information and Communication Technology (ICT) | 25 Jun 2014

    Prisoners' Education Trust reports back from this year’s Govnet Modernising Justice conference: Technology, Innovation and Efficiency; for the first time there was a real focus on how ICT can improve rehabilitation.

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    Chief Inspector calls for supervised access to internet

    All | Information and Communication Technology (ICT) | 24 Jun 2014

    Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) welcomed a speech by Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons today commending its recent report with the Prison Reform Trust calling for prisoners to be given secure access to the internet to support their rehabilitation.

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    Ex-prisoner wins Adult Learners’ Award

    All | Education | 20 Jun 2014

    In its 25th anniversary year, Prisoners' Education Trust is proud that one of its alumni, Junior Smart, has been selected as a regional Adult Learners’ Award winner for his achievements in higher education and at work helping hundreds of disadvantaged young Londoners.

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    £24,000 grant for Jersey prisoners' education

    All | Distance learning | 16 Jun 2014

    Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) is pleased to announce a new programme of support to rehabilitate men and women at HMP La Moye, thanks to a generous £24,000 two year grant from the Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands.