The Education department at HMP Frankland has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
Following an inspection in January this year, the final report from Ofsted showed that the team were providing a good provision for its learners.
The report commented that: “The quality of teaching, learning and assessment was generally good, and prisoners were able to develop substantial new knowledge and skills in their study or work. Teachers in Art, Social Enterprise and Music inspired prisoners to make rapid progress and built on low initial skill levels. Staff identified and supported prisoners with additional learning needs, and their learning was well planned and carried out effectively.”
Education Manager at HMP Frankland Joanne Watmore said: “We are delighted with this fantastic result, which is testament to the hard work and dedication from the Milton Keynes College education team at HMP Frankland. The whole department deserves the recognition of engaging and inspiring learners to achieve nationally recognised qualifications and helping them find job satisfaction with a career in custody, as well as employment after release.”
Sally Alexander, Principal for Milton Keynes College’s Prison Services, said: “I am so proud of what the team at HMP Frankland has achieved. We have been on a real journey this year and it is fantastic to see this recognised formally by Ofsted and to have all of this hard work endorsed. And the result is a really great provision for our learners, giving them the best opportunity to achieve and move on with their lives in a positive way.“