Sir John Cass’s Foundation supported the 2016 prisoner education conference hosted by the national Centre for Education in the Criminal Justice System (CECJS) at the Institute of Education, UCL. The 5th annual conference was entitled ‘Education for offenders – aspirational and engaging education for all’ and was held on 8th July 2016.

This international conference focused on how prison education can work effectively for its many diverse learners. The event was aimed at prison teachers, practitioners and managers of offender learning, teacher educators, researchers, mentors and policymakers in criminal justice settings.

Videos of the Keynote speakers can be found below: 

  • Welcome, Becky Francis, Institute of Education and Helen Meixner, Sir John Cass’s Foundation
  • Nick Hardwick, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Annet Bakker, Chair of the European Prison Education Association
  • David Lammy, MP for Tottenham