English and Maths Success at HMP Foston Hall
HMP Foston Hall has been commended for its excellent success rates in English and Maths; with the Education Department achieving a 100% pass rate in English and a 98% pass rate in maths during recent exams. Following the decision to make English and maths mandatory, the Milton Keynes College team has faced the challenge of working with learners at a variety of ability levels, often with a difficult educational past.
MK College Wins Two Awards For Ground Breaking Project Job Deal
Since 2010, Milton Keynes College has been instrumental in the delivery of a new ground -breaking National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Co-financing/ESF (European Social Fund) project called Job Deal. The NOMS ESF Programme aims to complement the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) in prisons, as well as other employment and skills services.
Success Beyond The Gate
Ben Lewis, a Milton Keynes College Academy learner originally from Bristol, left HMP YOI Glen Parva with confidence and an interest in the hospitality industry due to completing the Catering course. This was developed and delivered in partnership with Milton Keynes College, Greene King & Staffpoint Recruitment Agency, and provided the knowledge and skills to prepare him for working life once released.
Milton Keynes College Delivers Training To HMPS Staff In Isle Of Wight
Milton Keynes College have recently delivered teacher training to 12 prison members of staff from HMP Isle of Wight and HMP Winchester. All attendees had previous experience in the prison industry including working in kitchens, gardens, BICS, and lithography.
Success for Learner at HMP Gartree – OLASS Students of the Year
Following a successful nomination, Richard, a student at HMP Gartree, received the ‘OLASS Student of the Year’ award at the Milton Keynes Students of the Year Awards 2016, which took place on Thursday 26th May at the MK College Bletchley Campus.
Unlocking Potential: A Review of Education in Prison
A Review of Education in Prisons, carried out by Dame Sally Coates, was published on 18th May 2016. This review was commissioned by the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice to examine how prison education supports effective rehabilitation of prison learners.
Milton Keynes College Celebrates Timpson Employment Academy at HMP Ranby
As an Early Adopter Reform Prison, one focus for HMP Ranby is improving the opportunities available to offenders to gain employment on release. A key driver of the prison reforms announced on Wednesday 18th May 2016 is to enable offenders to return to society having served their sentence, as productive citizens and so reducing the chance of re-offending. Part of this process will focus on enabling offenders to further develop their education, interpersonal skills, workmanship and self-discipline.