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We are transforming lives in prisons

One to One Maths enables, encourages and supports prisoners with good numeracy skills to mentor those prisoners with limited basic numeracy abilities. The scheme of peer mentoring taps into an underutilised resource of educated prisoners helping their fellow prisoners improve their life skills. One to One Maths works jointly with the prison and education staff, using excellent teaching material supplied by a leading teaching publisher.

“It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest”

Nelson Mandela

“There still isn’t a sufficiently high premium put on education,” Stanford says. “We say prisons are for rehabilitation, so let’s do the most obvious bit of rehabilitation: let’s start prioritizing education.”

Peter Stanford, the director of the Longford Trust

“I try to talk to people who employ prisoners on the outside and try to understand what they want. They say that they need basic literacy and numeracy skills”

Nick Hardwick Chief Inspector of Prisons

“When so many come into custody illiterate and innumerate it would be a crime if we did not get them reading and writing when they are in our care.”

Michael Gove, MP, Secretary of State for Justice

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