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Essential Skills and Inclusion Network

Essential Skills and Inclusion Network


The Essential Skills and Inclusion Network provides a unique networking opportunity for practitioners of English, Maths, ESOL, SEND and digital skills working in the prison sector.

The Essential Skills and Inclusion Network is convened by Rachel Öner and the Prisoner Learning Alliance.

Rachel Öner is a specialist Education Consultant with over 30 years’ experience of Teaching and Learning in Further Education and several years working in and with prison education departments. Her specialist areas are English & maths delivery and ESOL. Rachel also has a special interest in inclusion needs and digital learning technologies. Rachel has previously facilitated a number of networking opportunities for practitioners in FE sector and the secure estate.

The Prisoner Learning Alliance is a network of organisations and individuals with expertise in and experience of prison education. With a shared vision of learning opportunities which enable personal and professional transformation, they work together to influence prison education policy across England and Wales.

Meetings will include guest speakers, information sharing and discussion and an opportunity to network.

The first Essential Skills and Inclusion Network meeting will be held online on the 22nd of July, 3.00pm-5.00pm. You can find out more and book your place here

You may also like to read about the latest report on education in prisons.

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