Practical Skills Workshops and Assistive Technology- Case Studies within Prison B
In our previous study at HMP Channings Wood we met tutors supporting non-readers and foreign nationals in pre-functional skills lessons, we learnt about the positive impact of peer mentor support, (Franklin, 2018). In this study we have sought feedback from peer mentors and tutors as to their views when utilising C-Pen Reader 2s and ExamReaders within a variety of classroom and workshop courses in prison. The peer mentors and tutors noticed an improvement in confidence and independent learning when the non-readers had use of the pens. Additionally, the non-readers expressed how they felt encouraged to make use of the C-Pen Reader 2s and ExamReaders and felt they had a choice in doing so. Furthermore, peer mentors told us why they felt the use of assistive technology had a place within the prison environment.
Fire. Health & Safety, Security Compliance needs in prison
I would like to thank the Head of Security and Intel at Prison D who helped compile this document, who gave advice and support as to the practice’s security departments adhere to within HMPPS.In 2017 I began studies within prisons regarding the introduction of assistive technology, C-Pen Reader 2s and ExamReaders and their success within prison educational departments. From an initial meeting with the prison governor at Prison A, (then Prisons, B, C and D), to the delivery of pens to prisons and agreement to participate in a study by the education providers, each step of the way has been overseen by each prison’s security team and the National Research Committee (Ministry of Justice).
Interim Report – Prison Officer Study
Diversity, equality and inclusive learning are core values for today’s companies. The level of engagement in supporting such values will be dependent on the sector and ethos of each company. For Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), these core values enable a directed focus on promotion, supportive learning and career choices, and the emotional development and well-being of new and long-term serving prison officers. In my previous studies I worked with prisoners for whom core value identification included achieving a transferrable skill, to reduce reoffending. This study considered the other side of HMPP; prison officers. I was made aware management identified the importance of increasing job satisfaction, promotional aspirations and reducing staff turnover. Recently, there has been a recruitment drive from HMPPS to increase the number of prison offices in 2020/21.
C-Pen Reader 2 and Functional Skills Within Prisons
This study explores the use of the C Pen Exam Reader and C-Pen Reader 2 in Supporting Functional English at Levels 1-3 and was last updated in January 2019. Nearly three in ten people assessed in prison in 2015-16 reported that they had a learning disability or difficulty (Skills Funding Agency, 2016). Four-fifths of prisoners with learning disabilities or difficulties report having problems reading prison information, they report difficulties with expressing themselves and understanding certain words (Talbot, 2008). 2% of the general population has a learning disability in comparison to 7% within the criminal justice system (NHS England, 2016). This study explores the use of the Exam Reader to provide equity of learning access to this control group of prisoners studying towards their Functional Skills examinations and the impact on their progress.
C-Pen Reader 2 and Practical Skills Workshops Within Prisons
A study into the deployment of C-Pen Reader 2s in prison-based practical skills workshops and the impact of this reading support on learning and wellbeing for prisoners. May 2019 In this study, we have sought feedback from peer mentors and tutors as to their views when utilising C-Pen Reader 2s and ExamReaders within a variety of classroom and workshop courses in prison. The peer mentors and tutors noticed an improvement in confidence and independent learning when the non-readers had use of the pens. Additionally, the non-readers expressed how they felt encouraged to make use of the C-Pen Reader 2s and ExamReaders and felt they had a choice in doing so. Furthermore, peer mentors told us why they felt the use of assistive technology had a place within the prison environment.
C-Pen Reader 2 and Pre-Functional English Within Prisons
The following transcripts were gathered in line with a long-term study undertaken at HMP Prison C in the East of England, with inmates who have little or no reading skills. During this study, the tutors shared with us the positive impact of utilising peer mentor support to introduce a new learning tools, namely the C-Pen Reader 2s and ExamReaders, into the classroom and ensuring engagement and interest was maintained.