The Bristol Guide: a handbook for education professionals

The Bristol Guide is an essential handbook for all educational professionals. It is written by Senior Lecturer, Helen Aberdeen and produced at the School of Education, University of Bristol.

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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, Sian Harris

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

What is included in the Bristol Guide?

The Bristol Guide keeps you up to date with the fast changes in educational legislation. It includes:

  • 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 for the printed copy*
  • Available as an Ebook in stores including Amazon with RRP of £7.95

 *Large discounts on purchases of multiple copies

Bristol Guide 2020/21

The Bristol Guide 2020/2021 is available to purchase now. It is fully updated and jam packed full of information about the English education system.

You can review the first pages of the guide Bristol Guide 2020-2021 Sample Pages (PDF, 398kB).

This year you can also purchase a PDF for either individual use or as a licence to place on an intranet or blackboard.

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-Rogers, Executive Director

Bristol Guide 2020-2021 Front Cover

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