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Prison education annual meeting


Diary date The next annual meeting will take place on 20 March 2020.

This meeting is for prison education reps. The meeting hears reports on the work UCU do in relation to prison education staff and provides an opportunity to debate the challenges facing prison education staff.  During the day there will also be plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues. 

Venue: UCU head office, Carlow Street, London, NW1 7LH

Registration

Each prison education department may send one voting representative to the annual meeting. In addition where there is an established prison branch that branch will be entitled to send a delegate who will be elected by the branch members.

A registration link will be available to download here in January

Deadline for registration: Friday 6 March

Motions

Each branch/prison education department may submit one motion to the meeting.  Motions for consideration and decision will be limited to matters of direct concern to staff in Prison education and not to UCU members generally.

A motions form will be available to download here in January

Deadline for submission of motions: Friday 28 February 


Prison education annual meeting 2019

UCU's annual prison education meeting took place on 8 March, and was well attended by reps and health and safety reps from all four of the prison education providers.

Ian Bickers, Deputy Director for Education from HMPPS, spoke and answered attendees questions.

Reps were briefed on the outcomes of the Prison Education Framework (PEF) bidding process and the likely next steps as some staff are transferred to new providers on 1 April. They were encouraged to engage as much as possible with the consultation processes, and to ask for pertinent information to support and inform the staff. One presentation provided advice to reps about legal obligations, and another updatedreps on the work UCU has been doing to tackle the issues of Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS) access; tackling health and safety issues; and access to natural justice.

UCU's prison education work 2019 [160kb]

PEF and DPS - presentation 2019 [147kb]


Further information please contact Sue Bajwa

Last updated: 12 July 2019