Bristol is a great place to build a teaching career. Bristol schools work together to share skills, knowledge and experience. It’s a great way for teachers to improve their practice and build friendships with peers in other parts of the city.
Bristol offers access to ongoing professional development and varied career pathways. Most schools, especially secondaries and multi-academy trusts, offer bespoke leadership programmes for aspiring, middle and senior leaders. Teaching schools in the city provide a range of outstanding Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses as well as well-evaluated leadership programmes, many accredited, and both city-based universities provide Masters and Doctoral programmes for school leaders at all levels.
Collaboration amongst schools also provides a range of opportunities for leaders to gain experience in other settings through placements, exchanges or secondments. Many senior leaders in the city have progressed quickly through a career pathway supported by their schools and the local education system.