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We offer two products to help educators. The Handbook for Education Professionals: Bristol Guide and a paid subscriber resource called the Education Policy and Research Service (EPRS). The Bristol Guide is a compact and comprehensive guide to the English education system, outlining professionals’ duties, legal responsibilities and rights. The EPRS is a concise and effective way of keeping up to date with key research, policy, and developments. Visit the website for details.

We offer two products to help educators. The Handbook for Education Professionals: Bristol Guide and a paid subscriber resource called the Education Policy and Research Service (EPRS). The Bristol Guide is a compact and comprehensive guide to the English education system, outlining professionals’ duties, legal responsibilities and rights. The EPRS is a concise and effective way of keeping up to date with key research, policy, and developments. Visit the website for details.
Bristol Guide 2022-2023 PDF
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Bristol Guide 2022-2023 PDF

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PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PERSONAL COPY AND MUST NOT BE SHARED. IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE A LICENCE TO SHARE, PLEASE CONTACT US ON EPRS-ADMIN@BRISTOL.AC.UK. The Bristol Guide is a practical and comprehensive guide to the English education system: Keeps you updated with the changes in legislation. Succinctly outlines education professionals’ duties, legal responsibilities, and rights. This includes data protection, safeguarding and equality. Summarises the curriculum, examination, and inspection systems. Provides web links for further advice and information. Updated annually. Available as a book and PDF (for personal use or as an institution licence to be put on systems like an intranet and Blackboard)
September 2022 Education Policy and Research Service (EPRS) Reports
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September 2022 Education Policy and Research Service (EPRS) Reports

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The Education Policy and Research Service (formerly Document Summary Service) is a subscriber resource from the School of Education at the University of Bristol. It is a selected monthly digest of key research, policy and influential developments relating to the English education system. It also provides links to further information, toolkits, and resources. This is all the September reports in one document. It includes reports from EEF, Sutton Trust and NFER. Full contents can be found as a resource on this account. It includes an exclusive discount to become a full subscriber. https://edn.bristol.ac.uk/eprs/
December 2022 - Education Policy and Research Service
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December 2022 - Education Policy and Research Service

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The Education Policy and Research Service (formerly Document Summary Service) is a subscriber resource from the School of Education at the University of Bristol. It is a selected monthly summaries of key research, policy and influential developments relating to the English education system. It also provides links to further information, toolkits, and resources. This is all the December reports in one document. It includes reports from Ofsted, NFER, The Sutton Trust and DfE. Full contents can be found here. https://edn.bristol.ac.uk/eprs/current It includes an exclusive discount to become a full subscriber.
January 2023 - Education Policy and Research Service
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January 2023 - Education Policy and Research Service

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The Education Policy and Research Service is a subscriber resource from the School of Education at the University of Bristol. It is a selected monthly summaries of key research, policy and influential developments relating to the English education system. It also provides links to further information, toolkits, and resources. This is all the January reports in one document. It includes reports from Ofsted, Ofqual, and Institute for Fiscal Studies. Full contents can be found here. https://edn.bristol.ac.uk/eprs/current It includes an exclusive discount to become a full subscriber.
October 2022 Education Policy and Research Service (EPRS) Reports
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October 2022 Education Policy and Research Service (EPRS) Reports

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The Education Policy and Research Service (formerly Document Summary Service) is a subscriber resource from the School of Education at the University of Bristol. It is a selected monthly summaries of key research, policy and influential developments relating to the English education system. It also provides links to further information, toolkits, and resources. This is all the October reports in one document. It includes reports from DfE, High Education Policy Institute, and Cambridge University Press & Assessment. Full contents can be found here. https://edn.bristol.ac.uk/eprs/current It includes an exclusive discount to become a full subscriber.
Supporting Students’ Reflective Capabilities Through Self-Reflective Shapes
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Supporting Students’ Reflective Capabilities Through Self-Reflective Shapes

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The Education Policy and Research Service (formerly Document Summary Service) is a subscriber resource from the School of Education at the University of Bristol. It is a selected monthly digest of key research, policy and influential developments in the world of education. It also provides links to further information, toolkits and resources. You can subscribe on our website and claim a 10% discount using TES10. https://edn.bris.ac.uk/eprs/ In this article, Simon Brownhill from the University of Bristol School of Education offers a literature based exploration of the skill of self-reflection. He explores what self-reflection is, why it is important, and how it can be practically undertaken.
Digital Childhoods: A Survey of Children and Parents
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Digital Childhoods: A Survey of Children and Parents

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The Education Policy and Research Service (formerly Document Summary Service) is a subscriber resource from the School of Education at the University of Bristol. It is a selected monthly digest of key research, policy and influential developments relating to the English education system. It also provides links to further information, toolkits and resources. You can subscribe on our website and claim a 10% discount using TES10. https://edn.bristol.ac.uk/eprs/ This report from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner explores the online harm to which children are exposed and considers what can be achieved through the Online Safety Bill.
September 2022 Education Policy and Research Service (EPRS) Reports
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September 2022 Education Policy and Research Service (EPRS) Reports

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The Education Policy and Research Service (formerly Document Summary Service) is a subscriber resource from the School of Education at the University of Bristol. It is a selected monthly digest of key research, policy and influential developments relating to the English education system. You can now purchase the monthly reports separately. This document lists the reports that appear on the September 2022 reports.
Young (5-8) Children’s Reading in 2022/ Children’s and Young People’s Reading Engagement in 2022
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Young (5-8) Children’s Reading in 2022/ Children’s and Young People’s Reading Engagement in 2022

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The Education Policy and Research Service (formerly Document Summary Service) is a subscriber resource from the School of Education at the University of Bristol. It is a selected monthly digest of key research, policy and influential developments relating to the English education system. It also provides links to further information, toolkits and resources. You can subscribe on our website and claim a 10% discount using TES10. https://edn.bristol.ac.uk/eprs/ This report from the National Literacy Trust looks at children’s and young people’s reading behaviours and attitudes in 2022.
November 2022 - Education Policy and Research Service
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November 2022 - Education Policy and Research Service

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The Education Policy and Research Service (formerly Document Summary Service) is a subscriber resource from the School of Education at the University of Bristol. It is a selected monthly summaries of key research, policy and influential developments relating to the English education system. It also provides links to further information, toolkits, and resources. This is all the October reports in one document. It includes reports from Ofsted, OECD, and The Sutton Trust. Full contents can be found here. https://edn.bristol.ac.uk/eprs/current It includes an exclusive discount to become a full subscriber.
Impact of School Closures and Subsequent Support Strategies on Attainment and Socio-Emotional Wellbe
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Impact of School Closures and Subsequent Support Strategies on Attainment and Socio-Emotional Wellbe

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The Education Policy and Research Service (formerly Document Summary Service) is a subscriber resource from the School of Education at the University of Bristol. It is a selected monthly digest of key research, policy and influential developments relating to the English education system. It also provides links to further information, toolkits and resources. You can subscribe on our website and claim a 10% discount using TES10. https://edn.bristol.ac.uk/eprs/ This study, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and written by a team of researchers from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) examines the impact of the disruption to learning and social skills caused by the pandemic on pupils in Key Stage 1.
Education in Times of Crisis: Effective Approaches to Distance Learning
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Education in Times of Crisis: Effective Approaches to Distance Learning

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The Education Policy and Research Service (formerly Document Summary Service) is a subscriber resource from the School of Education at the University of Bristol. It is a selected monthly digest of key research, policy and influential developments relating to the English education system. It also provides links to further information, toolkits and resources. You can subscribe on our website and claim a 10% discount using TES10. https://edn.bristol.ac.uk/eprs/ This report from the Chartered College of Teaching presents findings from a research project which captured the views and experiences of teachers on different approaches to distance learning.
‘I don’t like English, I don’t like writing’: A Case Study of EAL Learner Support in a Secondary Sch
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‘I don’t like English, I don’t like writing’: A Case Study of EAL Learner Support in a Secondary Sch

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The Education Policy and Research Service (formerly Document Summary Service) is a subscriber resource from the School of Education at the University of Bristol. It is a selected monthly digest of key research, policy and influential developments relating to the English education system. It also provides links to further information, toolkits and resources. You can subscribe on our website and claim a 10% discount using TES10. https://edn.bristol.ac.uk/eprs/ This research by Simon Brownhill from the University of Bristol School of Education and D. Gaipov from the Suleman Demirel University explores the challenges faced by EAL learners in science lessons.
A Spotlight on Design and Technology Study in England
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A Spotlight on Design and Technology Study in England

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The Education Policy and Research Service (formerly Document Summary Service) is a subscriber resource from the School of Education at the University of Bristol. It is a selected monthly digest of key research, policy and influential developments relating to the English education system. It also provides links to further information, toolkits and resources. You can subscribe on our website and claim a 10% discount using TES10. https://edn.bristol.ac.uk/eprs/ This report from the Education Policy Institute (EPI) provides an overview of current trends in Design and Technology, looking at student take up and teacher recruitment.
What teachers do next after leaving and the implications for pay setting
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What teachers do next after leaving and the implications for pay setting

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The Education Policy and Research Service (formerly Document Summary Service) is a subscriber resource from the School of Education at the University of Bristol. It is a selected monthly digest of key research, policy and influential developments relating to the English education system. It also provides links to further information, toolkits and resources. You can subscribe on our website and claim a 10% discount using TES10. https://edn.bristol.ac.uk/eprs/ This report from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)This study examines the occupational choices and earnings of teachers who have left teaching over the last 30 years.
Grammar and Writing in England’s National Curriculum
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Grammar and Writing in England’s National Curriculum

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The Education Policy and Research Service (formerly Document Summary Service) is a subscriber resource from the School of Education at the University of Bristol. It is a selected monthly digest of key research, policy and influential developments relating to the English education system. It also provides links to further information, toolkits and resources. You can subscribe on our website and claim a 10% discount using TES10. https://edn.bristol.ac.uk/eprs/ This report from researchers at the Institute of Education evaluates a new approach to teaching grammar and writing called Englicious and explores whether the grammar requirements of the National curriculum enhance pupils’ writing skills.
The Reading Framework: Teaching the Foundations of Literacy
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The Reading Framework: Teaching the Foundations of Literacy

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The Education Policy and Research Service (formerly Document Summary Service) is a subscriber resource from the School of Education at the University of Bristol. It is a selected monthly digest of key research, policy and influential developments relating to the English education system. It also provides links to further information, toolkits and resources. You can subscribe on our website and claim a 10% discount using TES10. https://edn.bristol.ac.uk/eprs/ DfE helps primary school leaders to evaluate their teaching of early reading, particularly in Reception and Year 1.
Tracing the Trajectory of Maths Teaching Across Two Contrasting Jurisdictions
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Tracing the Trajectory of Maths Teaching Across Two Contrasting Jurisdictions

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The Education Policy and Research Service (formerly Document Summary Service) is a subscriber resource from the School of Education at the University of Bristol. It is a selected monthly digest of key research, policy and influential developments relating to the English education system. It also provides links to further information, toolkits and resources. You can subscribe on our website and claim a 10% discount using TES10. https://edn.bristol.ac.uk/eprs/ This report from researchers at the University of Cambridge compares the history of mathematics teaching and current curricula in the UK and the US.
A Review and Evaluation of Secondary School Accountability in England: Statistical Strengths, Weakne
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A Review and Evaluation of Secondary School Accountability in England: Statistical Strengths, Weakne

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The Education Policy and Research Service (formerly Document Summary Service) is a subscriber resource from the School of Education at the University of Bristol. It is a selected monthly digest of key research, policy and influential developments relating to the English education system. It also provides links to further information, toolkits and resources. You can subscribe on our website and claim a 10% discount using TES10. https://edn.bristol.ac.uk/eprs/ This research from the University of Bristol and the Institute of Education examines the Progress 8 accountability measure and makes recommendations for improving it.