Will the next step in your career journey take you to the South West?

South West England is home to some of England’s most enchanting spots. Counties such as Dorset, Devon and Cornwall maintain a feeling of remoteness and tranquillity, while two of the region’s major cities, Bristol and Bath, are just a 12-minute train journey from each other.

Teaching in South West England

Data taken from an April 2019 Tes survey of over 2800 teachers in the UK.

Living in South West England

Living in South West England

What is it about the South West? It has the highest number of teachers working part time and the lowest amount of schools in the country reporting a vacancy or temporarily filled post. It also happens to be the region where the highest percentage of teachers that said their colleagues were what they loved most about their job and where they’re most likely to spend spare time doing outdoor activities or exercise.

Data taken from ABC Finance, the Regional, LA and school tables: school workforce census 2017 and a 2019 Tes survey of over 2800 UK teachers.

Things to do

If coastal-life is what you’ve always dreamed of, then South West England is the place for you. You can have your pick of destinations from Dorset’s natural seaside attractions to Bournemouth’s seven-miles of Blue Flag beaches.

It’s not just about the coastline, there’s also vibrant cities to choose from. Bristol: home to Banksy, an iconic bridge and modern museums or Bath: spend your weekend visiting the ancient thermal springs, roaming around Victorian parks or scaling the medieval abbey.