Bristol Metropolitan Academy
School profile by Rob Clarke
Bristol Metropolitan Academy is a secondary school (ages 11-19) with currently 530 students. Bristol Metropolitan became an academy in September 2009 and is a member of the Cabot Learning Federation. There are approximately 42 languages spoken by students in the academy of which Somali, Polish, Urdu and Pashtu are the most common. The school ethnic profile: 57% BME, 43% White British.
Bristol Metropolitan has worked
in partnership with UWE for at least 12 years. Each year we
have a number of UWE PGCE student trainees: approximately five
or six for 'A' placement and four for 'B' placement.
How does the school benefit from having trainees?
The academy benefits financially from having trainees but, more importantly, in the past (including this current year), we have recruited PGCE students from UWE to fill vacant posts. As NQTs they make very positive starts to their teaching careers because they are familiar with the academy’s policies, procedures, students and staff.