Vocational Maths Mentors


A guide for instructional officers and maths mentors on embedding maths in vocational workshops.

This guide is for prisons which wish to deliver maths in vocational workshops and industrial areas. It can be used by prison governors, heads of learning and skills, industry managers and instructional officers, education staff, workshop leaders and maths mentors.

It was developed as a result of work which Learning and Work Institute ran with eight prisons between April 2016 and March 2017, where vocational maths mentors aimed to work with mentors and instructional officers to develop the skills and resources needed to embed maths in their vocational workshops.

A follow up in 2018 worked with four prisons in the North East of England to further refine and sustain the model in prisons.