Guides and factsheets

Please note: the ATL website is no longer being updated and will be taken down soon.

Visit the new NEU website

ATL is unrivalled in the range and quality of its free printed and downloadable guidance and advice.

Use the filter to select the topics that are relevant to you, and to choose between our handy factsheets or longer guides.

Seeking and gaining recognition in the post-16 sector

ATL believes that trade union recognition represents the best way for staff to be involved in decision-making in their place of work.

TPS 2007: don't gamble with your pension!

This pension factsheet explains the advantages of the Teachers' Pension Scheme over a personal pension plan.

TPS 2007: pensions increases

This pension factsheet describes how cost of living increases are applied to your Teachers' Pension Scheme pension.

Mythbusters: rarely cover

Since September 2009 teachers have only been able to cover for absent colleagues rarely.

England's schools: not open for business

This directory lists the major organisations, the potential 'privateers', which could have a radically expanded role in the management of maintained schools in England as part of the education policy of the coalition government, elected in May 2010.

Redundancy in the FE sector (for reps)

This factsheet provides ATL reps in the FE sector with information about redundancy and the consultation process for FE members whose posts are at risk.

Here because of the children - executive summary

The research project commissioned by ATL into the impact on primary school teachers' work of the New Labour government's education policies was conducted in two phases (2003-06 and 2006-07).

Protection of children and vulnerable adults in FE colleges (for reps)

This factsheet explains what ATL reps should expect colleges to have in place by way of guidance for staff and support for students.

Induction (Scotland)

Induction is a complex process but this guide is designed to take you right through, from understanding induction and how it can work for you to what to expect from your local authority and your school