Based at the University of Bristol, School of Education, the Document Summary Service (DSS) and Bristol Guide are must haves for providers of teacher education. Especially now at a time when blended learning is the new normal and individuals need more independent learning tools.
The DSS is a subscriber service which provides monthly summaries of key education policy and research documents along with updates from the world of education. An extensive archive enables subscribers to access summaries from past years by keyword or theme for assignments, talks or discussions. A newly developed toolkit provides a range of ideas for using the summaries for CPD or in teacher training institutions. Dame Alison Peacock, CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching endorses the DSS as ‘a fantastic resource for teachers and school leaders’ The Bristol Guide is a compact and comprehensive guide to the English education system and an essential publication for all student teachers and those who train them. It’ is updated annually and available in a book, PDF and e-book format.