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. Any orders received after 2.30pm on Wednesday 18th December 2019 will be processed on Monday 6th January 2020. 

Preview the first sample pages of the guide Bristol Guide 2019-2020 Sample Pages (PDF, 537kB).

If you would like to order a sample pack for both the Bristol Guide and Document Summary Service, please email us on dss-admin@bristol.ac.uk.

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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