HMP Dovecote is a men’s prison in the East Midlands, run by Serco. The education team are running a small-scale whole organisation approach to practitioner-led action research project. Two managers are being trained as Action Research Leads and they are, in turn, supporting a small group of practitioner-researchers to plan, carry out and present their research findings over a six month period. Additionally one of the managers is also undertaking a small-scale action research project as part of the emCETT 2014-2015 programme.
The CPD materials, developed by emCETT for the PLAR programme, have been adapted to fit the requirements of HMP Dovegate. The Regional Adviser has developed and delivered a training session for the Action Research Leads, and co-developed four one-hour peer working groups. These are currently being delivered over a 12-1pm lunch time slot. These practitioner-researchers are being supported by an allocated Action Research Lead.
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