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Prison education: a vision for the future - 11 August 2.30-4.00

Prison education: a vision for the future

11 August 2020 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Prisons are one of the toughest environments to work in never mind a place within which to deliver good and meaningful education. The process of commissioning education for profit in prisons has created a fragmented workforce, who face many challenges including their own terms and conditions. In addition, the commissioning model has arguably diverted resources away from the development, design and delivery of truly meaningful education.

This webinar as part of Fund the Future campaign will explore how we develop an overarching strategy to remedy the previous pattern of disjointed and confused decision-making that has shaped the prison education sector in the past. We will also aim to discuss how we transform the pay, working conditions and professional standing of our prison education members into the future.

This will include how we learn from other trade union campaigns to ‘nationalise’ services; how we can bargain for a prison educators’ ‘national contract’; how we cope with the challenges ahead in relation to social distancing and blended learning and the availability or otherwise of in-cell technology; and how we can amplify our voices as professional educators around the development of a truly fit for purpose innovative prison education curriculum that sees the education provision being designed and delivered around educational needs as opposed to contractual restrictions.

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Tuesday 11 August 2020
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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