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.
Ask any passionate and talented teacher why they chose a career in education, and they are likely to highlight the pride in inspiring, challenging and improving the life chances of their students. There are perhaps none in need of this energy more than those studying within the prison sector, but despite this, many teachers just have not considered a role in this environment. Are they missing out on a huge opportunity to fulfil their ambition to make an impact and leave a positive impression on people’s lives?
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