Discover the latest news from Shannon Trust and explore our views on recent changes to prison education.

One Page: Bringing people together and making things happen
One Page: Bringing people together and making things happen

In edition of One Page, Ian talks to one of our mentor coordinators about how volunteering with Shannon Trust has changed their life.

One Page: Learning to read really is for everyone
One Page: Learning to read really is for everyone

In our first edition of One Page for 2024, Ian writes about how learning can have a positive impact on everyone involved.

One Page: Learning to read helps family and friends stay close
One Page: Learning to read helps family and friends stay close

In the final edition of One Page for 2023, Ian writes about how learning to read helps people develop stronger connections with their loved ones.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2023
The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2023

Make your donations to Shannon Trust go twice as far this festive season by donating to The Big Give Christmas Challenge.

One Page: How we help adults learn to read
One Page: How we help adults learn to read

In November’s edition of One Page, Ian writes about how with the right tools, anyone can teach someone to learn to read.

Turning Pages Digital - one year on
Turning Pages Digital - one year on

Our Community Delivery Manager reflects on what we have learned from the Turning Pages Digital pilot.

One Page: You need not be a teacher to teach anyone to read
One Page: You need not be a teacher to teach anyone to read

To mark World Teachers’ Day, our CEO writes about why our peer to peer model works and what more could be done in prison and in the community.

Day in the life: CEO
Day in the life: CEO

Shannon Trust's CEO shares an overview of what his working days look like.

Day in the life: Training Delivery and Content Manager
Day in the life: Training Delivery and Content Manager

Scott shares an overview of what his day looks like as the Training Delivery and Content Manager at Shannon Trust.

Day in the life: Regional manager
Day in the life: Regional manager

Milly shares her experience of being the regional manager for the north east.

Day in the life: Business Support Assistant
Day in the life: Business Support Assistant

Emily shares an overview of what her day looks like as the Business Support Assistant for Shannon Trust.

Day in the life: prison facilitator team leader
Day in the life: prison facilitator team leader

As a prison facilitator, Dan shares what his day looks like and the enjoyment he gets out of his job.

Day in the life: area coordinator
Day in the life: area coordinator

As a volunteer for the south west, Andrew share his experience of the role so far.

One Page: Back to school time
One Page: Back to school time

In this back to school special of One Page, read more about how investing in peer-led literacy and numeracy programmes could impact economic productivity.

One Page: One year on
One Page: One year on

After the recent one year on report from Ofsted and HMIP into reading education in prisons, our CEO reflects on the past year at Shannon Trust.

One Page: When working together comes good
One Page: When working together comes good

In this month’s edition of One Page, our CEO talks about the great work he has witnessed so far in the prisons where Shannon Trust has dedicated prison facilitators.

One Page: Our grant funders’ part in Shannon Trust’s work
One Page: Our grant funders’ part in Shannon Trust’s work

Read the latest edition of One Page about how grant funding and individual donations means we can continue to running our programmes.

One Page: Scaling up Shannon Trust’s reading support
One Page: Scaling up Shannon Trust’s reading support

In response to the Chief Inspector of Prisons' latest blog post about reading in prisons, our CEO talks about how we have been taking our programmes to the next level.

Partnership wins silver award at the UK ARIAS 2023
Partnership wins silver award at the UK ARIAS 2023

Shannon Trust and PRA were among some incredible nominees and winners, picking up the silver award for their partnership.

One Page: Reading and maths – building foundations
One Page: Reading and maths – building foundations

Learning to read and do basic maths can open up the doors to many more opportunities. Read more about how our programmes are about building the right foundations.

Step forward for Shannon Trust’s next virtual challenge: a prison to prison walk
Step forward for Shannon Trust’s next virtual challenge: a prison to prison walk

This April, join Shannon Trust in virtually walking the 409 miles between HMP Dartmoor to HMP Northumberland

One Page: Shannon Trust’s 3 year strategy – our first annual impact report
One Page: Shannon Trust’s 3 year strategy – our first annual impact report

In the latest edition of One Page, our CEO talks about our progress so far with our 3 year organisational strategy.

Day in the life of a prison facilitator
Day in the life of a prison facilitator

Prison facilitator at HMP Onley writes about their experience working at the prison so far.

One Page: Peer led learning – a different way to learn
One Page: Peer led learning – a different way to learn

A key part of our programme, and perhaps the most more important thing, is that it’s peer led. Read more in the latest edition of One Page, written by our CEO.

In memoriam of Tom Shannon
In memoriam of Tom Shannon

We are sad to hear about the passing of Tom Shannon. It is because of him that Shannon Trust exists today.

One Page: Partnerships – working together to reduce crime
One Page: Partnerships – working together to reduce crime

By joining forces with other organisations, we have seen how much of a greater impact we can make to people in the criminal justice system.

Mentors make the programme!
Mentors make the programme!

In the latest edition of One Page, our CEO talks about how Shannon Trust wouldn't exist without our mentors.

One Page: Supporting our people to grow
One Page: Supporting our people to grow

In this month’s edition of One Page, Ian expands on how we’ve created an environment that encourages our staff to support one another and learn from things that go wrong.

Shannon Trust and Storybook Dads helping to break the cycle of low literacy
Shannon Trust and Storybook Dads helping to break the cycle of low literacy

We are working with Storybook Dads to reach more learners and help connect families through storytelling.

One Page: Innovation as an evolutionary process
One Page: Innovation as an evolutionary process

Innovation doesn’t necessarily have to mean creating something new. Sometimes it’s about investing in the things that already work.

One Page: The 4 disciplines of executing your strategy
One Page: The 4 disciplines of executing your strategy

What is the best way to execute a new strategy? In our CEO's latest blog post, Ian talks about the 4 disciplines that are helping us to achieve our goals.

Challenge 57
Challenge 57

Are you up for a challenge this August? Take on Challenge 57 and complete 57 miles your way.

One page: Building the right strategy requires ‘just enough leadership’
One page: Building the right strategy requires ‘just enough leadership’

In this month's edition of 'One page', our CEO talks about how building a new strategy was crucial for Shannon Trust's development.

One page
One page

Our CEO introduces his new monthly newsletter, where he will talk about the people he has met, and the things he has read or seen relating to Shannon Trust's vision.

Drama raises funds and awareness for Shannon Trust
Drama raises funds and awareness for Shannon Trust

The Script in Hand raised a fantastic £395 for Shannon Trust during the debut of their new historical play.

Shannon Trust’s Spring appeal
Shannon Trust’s Spring appeal

Throughout May, we're asking for your support with our Spring appeal.

Mentors benefit from peer-led programmes too
Mentors benefit from peer-led programmes too

Our CEO shares his thoughts on how learning to reading can also benefit our mentors.

Learning to read in prison – it's just the start
Learning to read in prison – it's just the start

In our CEO's latest blog post, he talks more about the joint report on reading education in prison.

Learning to read in prison – time to invest in peer led programmes
Learning to read in prison – time to invest in peer led programmes

Our CEO reacts to the new HMIP and Ofsted report on reading education in prisons.

Levelling up – through learning to read
Levelling up – through learning to read

Shannon Trust's CEO reviews the government's Levelling Up White Paper.

Level up with numbers, as well as learning to read
Level up with numbers, as well as learning to read

Over 50% of people in prison struggle with their reading. But did you know that 60% also struggle with numeracy? That’s why we’re introducing maths as part of our offer.

One way to level up, is to ensure that nobody is left out of learning
One way to level up, is to ensure that nobody is left out of learning

Learning to read improves job prospects, boosts well-being and builds self-esteem. It makes daily life easier. It helps create and nurture relationships.

Learning to read helps prisons to be safer places
Learning to read helps prisons to be safer places

Shannon Trust's CEO responds to Chief Inspector of prisons' recent blog post about prison violence.

Shannon Trust to receive an incredible £80,000 from The Big ASK
Shannon Trust to receive an incredible £80,000 from The Big ASK

Shannon Trust are delighted to announce an incredible donation from The Big ASK

Shannon Trust announces significant grant award
Shannon Trust announces significant grant award

Shannon Trust are delighted to announce a new, significant grant of £500,000 from The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust.

HMP Dartmoor showcase an outstanding reading programme
HMP Dartmoor showcase an outstanding reading programme

Members of the Shannon Trust team visited HMP Dartmoor to see newly trained mentors receive their certificates.

Shannon Trust organisational strategy 2022-2024
Shannon Trust organisational strategy 2022-2024

Shannon Trust shares their new 3-year organisational strategy

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