PLA (Prisoner Learning Alliance)

PLA logo

Prisoners' Education Trust has established the Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA) who meet on a quarterly basis with the following vision:

'That all prisoners can engage in high-quality and diverse learning opportunities to help them transform their lives.'

To achieve this vision, our mission is:

'To provide expertise and strategic vision to inform prison education priorities, policies and practices.'

Click here to read the PLA Terms of Reference

The PLA is chaired by Alexandra Marks, Chair of Trustees at Prisoners' Education Trust.

The membership is as follows:

Along with PLA members, meetings are attended by senior officials from the Ministry of Justice. In each meeting there is space on the agenda to hear directly from prisoner or ex- prisoner learners. We also hold one meeting per year in a prison to ensure we can hear the views of as many prisoners and prison staff as possible.

The PLA logo was kindly designed by a prisoner at HMP Highpoint, facilitated by Gensita Dunham, Art & Design Curriculum Manager, People Plus.

To read the latest updates from the PLA, go to the News page and filter by area of interest.