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Prison education annual meeting

6 February 2009

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.

Prison Education annual meeting Friday 18 February 2022

UCU's annual prison education meeting took place on the 18 February, and was well attended by reps from all four of the prison education providers.  The day started with a welcome by the Chair, Brian Hamilton from Novus prison education branch. There was an excellent speech by UCU's President Elect, Janet Farrar. There was a national update from Marianne Quick, Bargaining & Negotiations Official and speeches and a Q & A from each of the following speakers:

  •  HMPPS  Michael Harrison, Head of Education Contracts, 
  •  Grahame Morris, MP: Progressing prison worker safety in Parliament 
  •   Guro Hovde, Union of Education Norway
  •   Paal Breivik, advisor to the County Governor of Vestland
  •   Elin Wekre Dingsor, Gronland Voksenopplaering
  •  Jon Hegerty, UCU Head of Bargaining, Organising, Campaigns and  Education      

 Presentations from Paal & Elin can be downloaded here:   Elin Wekre [941kb]   Pal Breivik [181kb]




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 updated reps 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: 22 February 2022