English, Maths and Digital Skills Education For Young Offenders

English, maths and digital skills are essential functional skills. They are the keys to unlocking children’s potential. Our aim is for English, maths and digital skills to be at the heart of our educational experience, and for it to be stimulating, engaging and accessible to all children in custody.

Novus delivers English and maths education from Entry Level 1 to Level 3 and opportunities to progress beyond. This also includes specialist ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) provision. 

Our Education Programmes For Young Offenders

Our young offender education programmes are designed, delivered and supported by our highly skilled and passionate teachers who are able to engage children and counter negative perceptions or past experiences of schooling through exciting and innovative lesson content.

Children’s digital literacy and related skills are developed through digitally enabled provision. Using everyday scenarios to promote understanding and build confidence we equip children with the skills that will benefit and support them on their return to their communities after release from custody. 

We offer dynamic, creative delivery options to engage young offenders and meet the priorities of our education partners. This includes multi-media learning programmes, distance learning, blended classroom based delivery with remote self-directed learning; embedded learning in vocational areas, digitally enabled, partner-supported and outreach delivery.

Our English, maths and digital skills education provision is flexible and responsive to the diverse needs of all children. Dedicated and committed Novus colleagues and case workers are here to support the children to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Television’s Tina talks Apprenticeships

Television producer Tina Jenkins took a break from the editing suite to visit Novus’ Enrichment department at HMYOI Cookham Wood.

Tina, who produces and directs the hit Channel 4 series Escape to the Chateau, offered a fascinating insight into the world of television, before holding a question and answer session with learners.

The learners had Enrichment lessons beforehand, which included Maths and English, covering planning and budgeting. They asked Tina a number of questions, including what the job of producing involves and how the series was made.

A studio set-up with camera equipment