Tutor from Weston College at HMP Stanford Hill wins Butler Trust Award

Nikki is an Education Tutor and Assessor at HMP Standford Hill, a Category D open prison for adult males. She receives an Award for her outstanding contribution to using the arts, often with prisoners experiencing additional difficulties. This is reflected in remarkable successes at both the Koestler Awards and at Margate’s internationally renowned Turner Contemporary gallery. Nikki’s initial nominator, Butler …

College wins £17m prison learning contract

Weston College will provide education in 19 prisons across England after successfully bidding for three major contracts. Since 2012, the College has operated in nine prisons across the South West. Following a revamp of the procurement process, it retained contracts for the South West, and was also selected as the provider for the South East region. The three contracts, worth …

Choices quote, J.P. Sartre

Guys Marsh Play to Challenge the Perceptions of Prisoners

Inspired by the pressures and issues of prison life, prisoners at HMP Guys Marsh have, supported by Weston College, written and developed their own play. Performing on 19th January, the play, Choices, is about the dark side of prison, looking at the issues of spice, bullying and harm. It is a powerful and hard-hitting script but it has a positive message …

And the Winner is… Weston College Offender Learning Conference and Awards

The annual celebration of Weston College’s Offender Learning teams took place this September- culminating in the celebratory award ceremony for outstanding contributions by staff in their field. “Inclusivity: A Whole Prison Approach” was opened by Dr Paul Phillips, College Principal and Chief Executive, before handing over to the keynote speaker – Catina Barrett – who posed the question “What is …

Weston College to ‘Ban The Box’ for Job Applications

Weston College has become the first college to sign up to the national Ban the Box campaign. Candidates with a criminal record can now apply for jobs at the College with the knowledge that they will be assessed on their ability to do the job before any convictions are fairly considered. However, the same rules surrounding who can legally do …

College Accepts Award For Widening Participation In Learning

Weston College has received the Association of Colleges’ Beacon Award for Widening Participation in Learning, sponsored by Gateway Qualifications, at a ceremony in HMYOI Portland. Guests were welcomed by Dr Paul Phillips CBE, Principal and Chief Executive of the Weston College Group and Steve Hodson, Governor, HMYOI Portland. The Beacon Award for Widening Participation in Education is open to all …