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Young Offender Institutions: Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many hours per week of education juvenile boys in Hindley and Cookham Wood young offender institutions had in each week in June 2014.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

The information requested is as follows:

Young Offender’s Institution

Week 1

w/c 02/06/2014

(Hours per Learner)

Week 2

w/c 09/06/2014

(Hours per Learner)

Week 3

w/c 16/06/2014

(Hours per Learner)

Week 4

w/c 23/06/2014

(Hours per Learner)

Week 5

w/c 30/06/2014 (one day in June)

(Hours per Learner)

HMYOI Hindley

15.22

14.85

14.07

14.73

2.42

HMYOI Cookham Wood

8.29

8.30

9.87

11.28

2.93

The contracted number of hours per learner per (full) week is 15. The variation in the hours received results from legitimate absences, such as attending court, attending appointments and illness, and occasional provider cancellations (which we reconcile against for funding). The Education Funding Agency works closely with the providers, the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and the Youth Justice Board to resolve issues affecting the delivery of education and training.

The shortfall in hours per learner shown at HMYOI Cookham Wood is due to cancellations by the prison, rather than by the education provider.

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