Education contracts were not managed by the Ministry of Justice prior to November 2016, so we are unable to provide figures for 31 December 2010.
The following figures were reported by Prison Education Framework providers and are correct as of 20 June 2019. The number of teachers employed in establishments with publicly funded education services across England is provided below:
Number of teachers employed
31 December 2018 (services delivered under the Offender Learning and Skills Services contracts)
31 May 2019 (services delivered under the Prison Education Framework contracts)
We must ensure that offenders leave prison with the basic skills that are essential to entering the workplace and with the skills employers need. That is why we have put governors in full control of the education provided in their prisons so that they can tailor it, both to their specific populations and for the local jobs market.