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Learning and Skills provision

HMP & YOI Askham Grange, Main Street, Askham Richard, York, YO23 3FT

Email:  tracy.fitzpatrick@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

Education use a Hidden Disability Questionaire (used by Manchester College) to help identify an individuals needs.

HMP Blundeston, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Tel:  01502 734537

We have access to Additional Learning Support funding that enables us to draw down money to support the deployment of a learning  Support Assistant to help those with learning and behavioural/emotional difficulties in the classroom. We run a 'Pre-entry Group' for learners with very low level literacy and numeracy. 

HMP Brixton, Jebb Avenue,  Brixton, SW2 5XF

Tel:  0208 588 6068

Effective initial assessment to identify the cause of reading difficulties

HMP Cardiff, Knox Road, Cardiff

Email: Kenneth.price02@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

We have developed a Learning Support Unit which is part of the learning & Skills provision at the prison. We have run staff training events to highlight the work of the Unit, we are also developing a range of short self help presentations as backup to the new self smart assessment tool now used for all new prisoners at the prison.  This is part of the new assessment being developed which includes the Do-IT profiler from the University of South Wales.

HMP Everthorpe, 1a Beck Road, Brough, HU15 1RB

Tel: 01430 426748

Learning difficulty and Disability champions employed and 3 x support practitioners. Screen every offender who has literacy levels below E3.

HMP Ford, Ford Road, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0BX

Tel: 01903 663076

All new offenders have a Basic Skills Assessment where any learning disabilities or difficulties can be identified.  Offenders are given an in-depth assessment and an individual learning plan developed.  Offenders can then be referred for one to one support or to a support group. 

HMP Frankland

Tel:  0191 376 5109

Additional Learning Support Referral System in place - learners can self disclose and also learners not progressing as anticipated are referred to the Learning Support Champion.  The Learning Support Champion will complete an HDQ (Hidden Disability Questionnaire) with the learner.  The results are discussed with the learner and the Tutor(s) working with the Learner.  An appropriate Individual Learning Plan (ILP) in then put in place. 

HMP & YOI Hollesley Bay

Email: louise.chapman@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

We work with any learner in the Education department who declares himself to have a learning difficulty or additional learning need.  We carry out a 1-1 assessment with them and put together an action plan with a strategy for how best to support the learner through their learning. 

HMP/YOI Low Newton, BRasside, Durham DH1 5YA Tel:  0191 3764119

HMP Leeds Tel:  0113 2032685

HMP Northumberland, Morpeth, Northumberland. NE65 9XG Tel:  01670 383407

The Manchester College has introduced an Inclusion Strategy which aims to ensure that all learners are provided with equality opportunities to engage with the OLASS provision regardless of any hidden disability.  We currently use the HDQ (Hidden Disabilities Questionnaire) to screen for learners with a broad range of Learning Difficulty/Disability.

Inclusion Champions are available for:

  • Gathering and collating information to assist in identifying barriers to learning, (referral, teacher/learner comments, initial/diagnostic assessment ILP reviews, records of learner progression, any other evidence of intervention)
  • Arranging  and applying The Hidden Disabilities Questionnaire. (HDQ) and help the learner to complete “a measure your progress self evaluation of learning behaviour”.
  • Scoring the HDQ.
  • Arranging and taking part in the 3 way discussion meeting with learner and tutor, feeding back results, sharing hints, tips and web addresses for practical classroom use and helping to set ALS targets on ILP.
  • Gathering and collating relevant information  arranging and taking part in  review.
  • Ensuring that  ALS documentation is returned to  the  OLASS Manager,

HMP North Sea Camp, Freiston, Boston, Lincs, PE22 0QX

Tel:  01205 769400

Education department use a Learning Disabilities teacher who covers a range of disabilities and helps teach prisoners.  

IRC Morton Hall, Swinderby, Lincoln, LN69PT

Tel:  01522 666743

We previously worked with other establishments and identified LDD Champions within each establishment who have met on a quarterly basis to look at standardisation and the sharing of ideas and good practices.  It may be something that is still continuing in other establishments who were linked to Lincoln College.

HMP Ranby, Straight Mile Road, Retford, Ranby

Tel:  01777862022

Mainly 1:1 or 1:2 with the men in the classrooms or in the workshops by ALS tutors. Inmate key workers/peer mentors are used for additional support.  Tutors refer men to ALS team and ALS tutors also go into classrooms/workshops when new learners are flagged up and we introduce ourselves/what we can provide.

HMP Sudbury, Ashbourne Derbyshire

Tel:  01283548118

The Education Department use a range of strategies to design an appropriate and flexible support programme to reduce significant barriers to learning. Support strategies include: ensuring that teaching is differentiated in terms of times and delivery methods, provision of support assistance in the classroom, provision of additional learning curriculum support on a discrete basis, provision of assistive equipment or adaptations. At each stage of their learning journey prisoners are encouraged to disclose any learning needs. Additional support is offered to anyone who has a learning disability or difficulty.

HMPS Stoke Heath

Tel:  01630 636284 

All learners entering education induction process complete a Way of Working Questionnaire. This gives a quick assessment of any difficulties the learner may have. If these answers indicate a difficulty they are referred for a HDQ, a more in depth assessment with a member of the Learning Support Team.  C-Nomis records that they have received a HDQ and to contact the education department if more information is required. A copy is shared with the Health Care Department to cross-reference with their information and another copy is also sent to the Disabilities Officer for his