15 05, 2017

Learning at work with new agreement between University of Bristol and Unions

May 15th, 2017|News|

Learning at work with new agreement between University of Bristol and Unions The University of Bristol has signed a new agreement with Unite and Unison to support staff development. The new learning agreement coincides with Bristol becoming England’s first UNESCO Learning City – part of a world-wide network that champions learning as a way to [...]

5 05, 2017

Bristol Learning City Newsletter May 2017

May 5th, 2017|News|

Bristol Learning City Newsletter May 2017 Our monthly newsletters are a great way to stay up-to-date with Bristol Learning City news and Learning Ambassador updates. Each edition is guest-edited by one of our partners or Learning Ambassadors and includes information on our monthly theme, upcoming events and learning stories. To read the Bristol Learning City [...]

28 04, 2017

Benefits of Learning at Work in the spotlight

April 28th, 2017|News|

Benefits of Learning at Work in the spotlight Local people are set to benefit from an array of free workshops during Learning at Work Week next month. From 15 May Bristol Learning City partners alongside Bristol organisations and businesses, will be staging free taster sessions and taking a fresh look at how being ‘curious and [...]

18 04, 2017

Primary school places allocated for 2017

April 18th, 2017|News|

Primary school places allocated for 2017 Today (April 18) families across Bristol are receiving offers of primary school places for September. This year 5,603 applications were received, with the overwhelming majority (5,443 or 96%) being offered one of their top three choices. Applications were down slightly on 2016 (5,716), but have risen 5% in the [...]

30 03, 2017

Local headteachers celebrated for their dedication

March 30th, 2017|News|

Local headteachers celebrated for their dedication An event recognising the dedication of headteachers and education leaders from across the city was held at City Hall this week. Nine individuals were celebrated for their ongoing commitment to education in Bristol and their unwavering support for children and young people. The individuals came from many different places, [...]

23 03, 2017

£4 million investment into the future engineering workforce for Bristol

March 23rd, 2017|News|

£4 million investment into the future engineering workforce for Bristol A turf cutting ceremony was held at City of Bristol College’s Advanced Engineering Centre (AEC) yesterday, to mark the start of building work on its new £4m extension. Expected to open this Autumn, the extension at the College’s Parkway AE Centre which is being funded [...]

1 03, 2017

Parents in Bristol receive secondary school place offers

March 1st, 2017|News|

Parents in Bristol receive secondary school place offers Today (1 March) on National Offer Day, families across Bristol will receive offers of secondary school places across the city. All families who applied to Bristol schools will be offered a place. This year 4,625 applications were received - 8% more than in 2016 and around a [...]

22 02, 2017

Bristol pupils get reading boost during Read Aloud month

February 22nd, 2017|News|

Bristol pupils get reading boost during Read Aloud month Pupils from Bristol schools will get a chance to read their favourite books to a series of high profile people this week as part of Read Aloud, a month long celebration of UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Reading Recovery initiatives. Local sports stars, authors, and even [...]

6 02, 2017

Childminders wanted to join city’s outstanding workforce

February 6th, 2017|News|

Childminders wanted to join city’s outstanding workforce New figures show that Bristol’s childminders are the best they have ever been with 98% now rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED. This is up from 63% just four years ago and well above the national average of 89%. Now in the top 20% of local authority [...]

1 02, 2017

New focus on school exclusions helps St Matthias Park make an early impact on the lives of young people

February 1st, 2017|News|

New focus on school exclusions helps St Matthias Park make an early impact on the lives of young people Closer work between schools, families and Bristol’s Inclusion Panel has helped drive a turnaround in the number of young people who go to St Matthias Park through permanent exclusion. St Matthias Park operates on two sites in [...]