A review of the latest edition of University of Bristol’s Handbook for education professionals.
As part of your membership to the College you receive access to the University of Bristol’s Document Summary Service, a fantastic resource with expert summaries of the latest research, policy and reports means that teaching professionals can easily keep up to date.
Along with this, Bristol University also publish their Handbook for Education Professionals, a guide for all those working in education that’s updated every year with all you need to know about the law and general advice and guidance.
Abena Akuffo-Kelly, a teacher and Member of the Chartered College, praised the resource for being thorough, timely and easy to use:
An essential resource that tells you everything that you always wanted to know and fills so many other deficits that you didn’t even know you had! This is a tool that should be a compulsory part of the reading list for all trainee teachers and should be in the staff room of every school. A one-stop-shop for everything that you need to know about teaching and the education system as a whole. The handbook deciphers the code of the extremely specialist and acronym-heavy education profession. It provides you with a concise and succinct overview of all the salient issues and policies including safeguarding, school types, inspection, data and statistics, etc.
The handbook is well organised and easy to navigate with a contents page that clearly highlights each of the key areas. There is clear sign posting throughout with helpful footers that identify which section you’re on, therefore, aiding ease of use if you are simply dipping in for advice and ideas.
This is a book for every educational practitioner, at any stage or phase in their career. Prospective teachers can use this handbook to gain an overview of the teaching profession before entering. New teachers can use it as a compendium and a daily resource to supplement and consolidate their knowledge. More experienced teachers and school leaders can use it as a tool to stay up-to -date with important legislation and policies.
You can find out more about the handbook here.