The right fit for you - Bristol and the South West
The Independent newspaper has recently named Bristol "one of the best European cities to visit in 2019". Even the mighty New York Times names Bristol one of the best places to visit in the world in 2018. Quite the approval!
Bristol is a creative, diverse and passionate city with centuries old heritage. It is a small enough to be friendly but feels big because of all the culture, events, business, infrastructure, great transport links and not to mention the outstanding food scene which boasts the most Michelin starred restaurants in the UK outside of London!
Outside of city life!
You are spoilt for choices of beaches, within just 30 mins from Bristol, you have the traditional seaside towns of Weston Super Mare and Burnham on Sea. Further south you have the beautiful unspoilt beaches of Devon and Cornwall with the sandy beaches of St Ives, Falmouth and Bude. Try some of the local independent ice cream shops, fish ‘n’ chips, homemade fudge and a stick of rock!
If you fancy some camping, glamping or hill stomping then the South West has it covered. From the rolling Mendip Hills, Dartmoor National Park to the quaint villages in the Cotwolds. All these are within a short drive from Bristol.
Events and Social Activities
Whether you are interested in surfing, music, shopping, food, comedy, art, walking or history then Bristol and the South West has something for you. Festivals are a common occurrence in this part of the world, especially in the summer months and include the largest international balloon fiesta each year in Bristol. Upfest; Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival, Comedy Garden in Bristol, Pub in the Park in Bath, and the much celebrated harbour festival which has been a summer highlight for nearly 50 years. For the more energetic folks, the South West hosts one of the biggest pro surf competitions in Europe at Board Masters in Cornwall.
Bristol and the South West has always been a desirable destination for employment due to its location and excellent transport links. 2 of the UK’s major motorways cross Bristol which enables easy commuting in and out of the city aswell as to other parts of the UK. As of 2019, there are now super-fast trains to London which can been reached in under 75 minutes. Outside of road and rail there are 4 local airports in the area located in Bristol, Bournemouth, Cardiff and Exeter.
It’s important for us to offer regular and insightful professional development opportunities. Whether you are seeking training on first aid, behavior management, teaching resources or curriculum development, we will have a session catered for you.
We can offer our staff short, long term and permanent positions which suit your personal circumstances. Each school's recruitment process varies so we can help you every step of the way. If you are seeking opportunities prior to departure or relocation to the area, many schools are open to Skype interviews which we will facilitate on your behalf.