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Developing effective maths, English and ICT approaches in offender learning — NOVUS


All seven prisons in the North East of England and Cumbria took part in this NOVUS offender learning Outstanding Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (OTLA 3) project in 2017/18. The aim was to design and implement a “teach-meet” approach to promoting outstanding practice through teach-meet events, focusing on maths, English and ICT. Participants included maths and English teachers, learning support specialists, managers and vocational trainers, representatives from the prison and probation services, and prisoners. This breadth of expertise and reach into different areas of the prisons was key to ensuring the project made a difference to the lives of those who live and work in the prisons involved. The project identified changes to prison inductions needed so that prisoners can see the value of developing maths and English in vocational training. It also led to a better understanding of how to include prisoners in designing teaching and learning.

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