Case Study: Alison Eynon, Assistant Headteacher at Oasis Academy Brightstowe
“I’m convinced that my move to Bristol was the right one – both professionally and personally.”
“I came to Bristol 18 months ago. My role covers ‘Aspirations’ – everything from teaching and learning to post-16, student leadership, work experience and character education.
Bristol is fantastic place to live, with such a vibrant and diverse social and cultural scene. Everything I love is right on my doorstep – from award-winning restaurants to markets, bars, live music, theatre and arts events. I also love the maritime history and the fact that we are close to some of England’s best countryside and beaches.
Professionally, I have felt valued and trusted by the senior leaders at Oasis, and empowered to take on projects such as a school coaching programme and applying for our students to speak to Tim Peake on the international space station!
As a member of the Teach First network I have been able to connect with like-minded people and it has also offered opportunities for career development and the chance to give back to the network. I was appointed Chair of the South West Action Network this year.
I also chair a Bristol Learning City task group developing a ‘Passport for Employability’ for Bristol learners, working with experts across the region to support our young people to maximise their potential and access the huge wealth of career and learning pathways which exist for them here.
With exciting growth in sectors such as hi-tech, digital and media, Bristol really is a very dynamic city in which to be a teacher.”