POA learning work across England and support Prison Service staff in different ways including engaging with new Prison Officers at their college during the first weeks of their careers, offering courses to help them upskill themselves, taking part in well-being days and delivering bespoke training at the establishments.
Nicky Volley, one of our Regional Learning Centre Managers, is well known by the staff for her support whether it is for functional skills training, delivering resilience training or just being an ear for someone who needs to be listened to.
She has been working with our project for several years now, being first the Regional Learning Centre Manager on the Isle of Wight and then, moving up to Nottinghamshire in 2014 when our centre opened at HMP Nottingham.
The PE College at Lilleshall is in her area and she travels there on a regular basis to support staff. It is at Lilleshall that she met Howard Masters who is employed in the PE National Training Department as the Delivery & Development Manager who said:
“Every person employed at the PE College in both the delivery team and in business support have benefited from Nicky’s hard work and dedication to her role. By means of additional learning support, screening for conditions such as dyslexia, training for promotion boards and success profile training for all, revision techniques, as well as formal training.
Her outlook is constantly positive and her willingness to help and support her colleagues is fantastic. She has highlighted a number of learners through the initial assessment process offering them much needed extra support and strategies to successfully enable the beneficiaries of her hard work to pass the National PE Training Course, this does not end at their course completion but goes on into their return to their establishment.”
For all the above reasons, Nicky has been nominated and acknowledged for being supportive to learners and staff at the PE College by the Professional Development & Capability Reward and Recognition Committee.
Well done Nicky!