Handbook for education professionals: The Bristol Guide

The Bristol Guide enables a focused understanding of the key policies and practices in education in a way that busy people can access, discuss and apply. I have not discovered another publication that can do this so effectively.

Tes Institute, Global Director, Stephen Pinches

The Bristol Guide provides a succinct overview of all aspects of the education system in England. Complex organisational relationships and areas of policy are presented in a clear and straightforward way. It is an invaluable primer for those new to the teaching profession or those moving from overseas but is also a very useful reference guide for experienced practitioners and school leaders!

Chartered College of Teaching, Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive

A compact, comprehensive and credible guide to how the education system works.

NAHT, Director, Advice & Legal Services, Guy Dudley

The Bristol Guide keeps you up to date with the fast changes in educational legislation and is an essential handbook for education professionals that: 

  • Offers a compact, comprehensive and credible guide to the English education system
  • Outlines education professionals’ duties, legal responsibilities and rights, including data protection, safeguarding and equality
  • Summarises the curriculum, examination and inspection systems
  • Provides clear links to further information
  • User-friendly, accessible and up-to-date
  • Represents great value for money at just £8.50*

*Large discounts on purchases of multiple copies

It is therefore not surprising that it has become a core text in a large number of teacher training providers.

Are you a member of NAHT, UCET, NASBTT or Chartered College? Contact them to see how you can get 10% discount on your printed Bristol Guide.

Are you a Document Summary Service subscriber?  Email us now on dss-admin@bristol.ac.uk for details how you can get your 10% discount.

The Bristol Guide is comprehensively revised and updated annually. The print edition of the 2019/20 edition was published on the 29th July 2019.  It will also be available as an e-book from 19 August 2019. Click here for the links.

Order the print edition via our website. Please allow 7-10 working days for delivery.  

Preview the first sample pages of the guide Bristol Guide 2018-2019 Sample Pages (PDF, 2,695kB).

The Bristol Guide gives an up to date and comprehensive view of the education system – a must-have for any school staffroom and teacher training course.

Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET), James Noble-Jones, Executive Director
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