Bristol’s secondary schools were recently rated in league tables at 148 out of 149. This programme explores why schools in this affluent city are performing so badly, and examines how the LEA is working with Bristol’s schools to turn things around.
The programme follows John Matthews, Head of Bristol’s Brislington Enterprise College as he analyses the City’s poor performance and meets with the LEA Director of Education. He and his colleagues outline plans to improve the condition of buildings, recruit and retain better teachers and to implement innovative schemes to improve teaching skills. The programme looks also at the performance of primary schools and how Brislington is engaged in new measures to attract parents and pupils.