COVID-19 and national restrictions meant we needed to quickly respond to a new way of delivery in prison education. Our teams have worked tirelessly to create workbooks and provide new ways of working so that we can continue to support our learners with access to education to enable them to achieve the best outcome they can.
We are working closely with Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and Youth Custody Service (YCS) to create a COVID-safe programme of learning that has the health and safety of our learners and colleagues at its heart, just as other education settings are doing across the country. Health and safety is an area of critical importance to us and our central Group COVID team has been in continuous operation since the beginning of the pandemic managing and monitoring all risks and issues rigorously and consistently.
Novus works with men, women and young people in establishments across the UK to create career routeways. We support our learners to aspire for a positive future following release, to achieve the learning and skills to start their journey and gain the opportunities they need to launch their new career.
Businesses across the UK strive to find skilled and motivated staff to meet their needs and grow their talent pipeline in order to realise their organisation’s ambitions. They are looking for new ways to solve old problems to stay one step ahead of the competition.
The Novus Works Partnership is about learners and businesses, and enabling them to work together.
Working in partnership with like-minded organisations that share our values, Novus Works provides learners with pathways to employment and careers, and businesses with staff who will grow with them.