Rod Clark
Rod Clark joined Prisoners Education Trust as Chief Executive in February 2013. Prior to that, he had an extensive career in social policy in the Civil Service. Much of his early career was in the field of Social Security including work on policy, strategy, planning, operational management and a spell as Principal Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP as Secretary of State for Social Security. He was on the Board of the Department for Constitutional Affairs as Director General Strategy when the National Offender Management Service merged to create the Ministry of Justice. He was also Chief Executive of the Civil Service’s internal training organisation, the National School of Government. ( |\petrust |

Entries by Rod Clark

Notes of Caution as We Celebrate Prison Education Reform

(0) Comments | Posted 18 May 2016 | (11:48)

At last, the Coates review of prison education is officially in the public domain. For those committed to improving the education we offer those in custody, and for the men and women who are learning within our jails, it has been a long wait. The reforms go further...

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Summer of Sports Is a Missed Opportunity for Prisoners

(0) Comments | Posted 28 July 2014 | (09:01)

On Saturday 120 prisoners reportedly overtook a prison wing and last Monday a man gouged his eyes out in protest of the sweltering conditions at his prison. These are the latest serious incidents to hit the news after recently following concern that conditions were 'deplorable' by...

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Plans to Move 18-20s to Adult Prisons Must Be Based on Evidence

(3) Comments | Posted 24 December 2013 | (11:29)

At the end of last week, the charity I lead, Prisoners Education Trust (PET), expressed its concern about Government plans to move all 18-20-year-olds from young offenders institutes (YOIs) to adult prisons. This was in response to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ)'s new consultation Transforming Management of Young...

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"The Promise That Human Beings Can Change for the Better": Nelson Mandela - The World's Most Famous Prisoner Learner

(0) Comments | Posted 8 December 2013 | (23:00)

Watching Obama's touching tribute to the late, great Nelson Mandela, I was particularly moved by his observation that 'His journey from a prisoner to a president embodied the promise that human beings - and countries - can change for the better'.

It is a little known...

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Time to Close the Digital Divide Between Prisons and Communities

(0) Comments | Posted 7 November 2013 | (10:03)

The very existence and popularity of this blog is testament to the increasingly digital world we live in where the majority of us consume information and manage our lives on the internet. So what must it be like for people who can't get online or even on to a computer?...

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