POA Learning said a fond farewell to their Union Learning Rep (ULR), Vicky Hukins this week. Vicky, who was based at HMP Guys Marsh, is retiring and has been invaluable in promoting POA Learning at the establishment.
POA Learning has launched a new Apprenticeship Support Network on the Isle of Wight which is seen as the first of its kind in the UK and has been hailed as “leading the way”.
Digital Photography is always a popular choice amongst members when learning needs survey’s are carried out, and following a number of requests, POA Learning decided that a Camera Course be designed and delivered at the unions Hatfield Learning Centre over a period of four weeks this year.
The POA Learning team at HMP Dartmoor have supported many learners through their Functional Skills. Michelle Howard is one learner who has taken advantage of the level 2 offering after she had first undertaken Functional Skills sessions at level one at her local Primary School in Princetown, Devon.
Dyslexia affects 10% of the UK population, with 4% being classed as severely dyslexic. However m any people may not actually realise that they are dyslexic, and this can cause issues in areas of their lives including low self-esteem at work, and frustration and anxiety when doing certain tasks.
POA learning in conjunction with HMP Hatfield were on hand to support a Family Fun Day run by St. Leger Homes at Thorne Rugby Club, in South Yorkshire on Monday 13th August.
Bev Nolker is a Tutor at the POA Learning Centre at Eastchurch on the Isle of Sheppey, and has been involved in setting up a book club. As summer is here, and many people are looking at a holiday reading list, Bev tells unionlearn about the book club – and a suggested reading list.