Fife College lecturers' concerns as they return to teach prison inmates

Fife College has said it will follow all COVID rules as lecturters prepare to return to prison to deliver classes to inmates.

By Allan Crow
Friday, 8th January 2021, 12:30 pm
Saughton Prison
Saughton Prison

It has a five-year contract to provide learning at 15 jails across Scotland.

The return sparked concern among some teachers, according to a report in The Sun.

They said they were told to report back to prisons from Monday, while schools remain closed due to tighter COVID restrictions.

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They deliver courses which inmates sign up for to help them find jobs after their release.

Numbers attending the classes have been restricted since the the pandemic.

A Fife College spokesman said: “We follow all Scottish Government guidelines regarding the provision of teaching in prisons.

“Full risk assessments have been carried out at each location, with the necessary safety measures put in place.

“The health and safety of staff is always our upmost priority and we would encourage anyone who has concerns to let us know and we can discuss these with them.”

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