HMP Gartree’s First Ever Street Party
HMP Gartree recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, with the help of the MK College Offender Learning team, deciding that the celebration was going to take the innovative form of an ‘indoor street party’. Stalls and displays lined the halls of the prison promoting various education courses on offer, alongside students from the department’s award-winning ‘Flavours’ restaurant team providing pastries and an exotic finger buffet.
Careers Inspiration (In Custody) Visits Westminister
Clive Anderson, Learning Skills & Employment Manager of HMP Glen Parva and Sarah Bull, National Careers Service Inspiration Manager (prisons) joined Ian Hodgkinson, Derby based builder and Amanda Solloway MP (Derbyshire North) at Westminster this week for a Building Britain’s Future event which showcased bricklaying skills.
Milton Keynes College Introduces Open Awards Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Business at HMP Hewell
HMP Hewell is a complex prison housing around 1100 prisoners in a category B male local prison and around 150 prisoners in a category D resettlement open prison. Education in both areas is delivered by Milton Keynes College with both educational and vocational courses at Entry Level, Level 1 & 2.
Education In a HMPYOI – A Case Study
Many Young Offenders attending prison for the first time find the adjustment to prison regime and the emotional restrictions and stresses of the environment particularly tough; for Kyle, this was a challenge that was too hard-hitting, leaving him confused, angry, depressed and causing him to reject any authoritative figure.
OLASS Tutor Inspires Learners To Gain Employment
Milton Keynes College, in partnership with HMP YOI Brinsford & Interserve, have delivered an Employment Academy that specialises in Industrial Cleaning. The Employment Academy model works to assist in supporting offenders to access real work opportunities in prison and to re-enter the employment market upon their release.
English and Maths CPD and Celebration Showcase
In April 2015, the OLASS West Midlands regional team developed a programme to support and develop the functionality skills of the tutors who deliver the Functional Skills English and Math courses across the prisons in their region. In addition, ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) tutors also took part.