Articles from Novus

Creating the infrastructure to reduce the digital deficit in prisons

A multi-million pound investment in prison IT infrastructure by prison education provider Novus (@Novuschange) has been completed; with the ultimate aim of supporting future developments in digital technology in prisons and helping to reduce the ‘digital deficit’ of offenders in prison.

Empowering colleagues is the first step towards Digital Transformation

If you don’t innovate you get left behind.

Novus learners honoured by Koestler Awards

Art and creative pieces produced by Novus learners in prisons and young offender institutions in the UK have been recognised in this year’s Koestler Awards.

Novus education at HMP & YOI Askham Grange awarded ‘Outstanding’ grade by Ofsted

Education provision by Novus at HMP & YOI Askham Grange has been graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted following an unannounced visit from inspectors.

Are digital skills as vital as literacy and numeracy skills?

Last year, Lloyds Bank reported that 11.5m people (21 per cent of the population) lack basic digital skills. Around 84 per cent of men and 74 per cent of women have such basic skills, and the age profile is broadly as you would expect, younger people have higher digital skills and those that are older do not, although the Nominet Trust have also highlighted that there are around 300,000 15-24 year olds who have no basic skills.

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