For me, the document summary service provides an excellent overview of recent developments in the world of education. The information is presented in a succinct way to suit busy teachers, senior leaders and governors and serves as an excellent introduction for those who want to follow the links and read reports in full. It is an invaluable service.Dave Baker, Executive Headteacher, Olympus Academy Trust
Working within a climate of constant change and a need to keep up to date to ensure we are research led and research informed, the Bristol summaries provide the perfect tool for all school leaders.Alison Saunders, Headteacher, Simon Balle School
The Document Summary Service, founded in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Bristol, is a web based updates service for all those working in primary, secondary and further education. We have a large customer base of education professionals including Headteachers, Governors, Local Authority Officers, University Libraries, Initial Teacher Training Institutions and Education Consultants.
Each month subscribers receive access to a set of summaries of the month's key policy and research reports from the world of education along with a short newsletter outlining recent policy changes and developments. Information is summarised from a wide selection of sources including the Department for Education, Ofqual and Ofsted.
Summaries cover a wide range of issues, including examinations, inspection reform and curricular changes. Content of the summaries covers all school phases and curricular areas. An online archive facility enables subscribers to quickly search all summaries going back to 2010 by theme or key word.
Provision of this service is an important element of the University's desire to contribute to educational partners in schools and the wider educational community. Subscriptions are very competitively priced, with the constraints of school budgets in mind. Annual subscriptions start at just £95 for a small school.
If you would like to find out more about the service, have a look at our sample summaries.
Please contact us if you have any specific queries about the service.