Challenge Groups

The governance structure of Bristol Learning City includes a Partnership Board of influential city leaders; three Learning Challenge Groups and over 70 local partners delivering activity to tackle inequality and identified priorities.

The areas of challenge that the Partnership are collectively addressing are: Learning in Education, Learning for Work and Learning in the Community.

Learning for Work

Supporting citizens into work and ensuring the local workforce is skilled and diverse.

Current priorities:

Learning in Education

Raising the attainment of all students through formal learning in Bristol early years setting, schools, colleges and universities.

Current priorities:

Learning in the Community*

Encouraging a culture in communities where learning is valued by everyone.

Current priorities:

  • Increase knowledge and understanding about access and participation in learning
  • Raise aspirations and awareness for all to engage in learning
  • Provide support for learners to raise achievement.

*In November 2016,  the Partnership Board approved a Strategic Ambition which sets out the Partnerships collective priorities for action during 2016 – 2018. To reflect the new ambition, two of the original Challenge Groups (Learning for Everyone and Learning for Life) have been replaced by a new Challenge Group called Learning in the Community.