Guides and factsheets

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Lesson observations in FE colleges

This factsheet covers lesson observations at an FE college including ATL's good practice guide ATL's factsheets are frequently updated and are not available to order as hard copies.

The rights of fixed-term employees

Staff employed on fixed-term contracts have more employment rights than is often realised by employees and managers alike.

Classroom observations: support staff

This factsheet offers advice on observation by colleagues and others of support staff in schools ATL's factsheets are frequently updated and are not available to order as hard copies.

Working part time after maternity

ATL receives many enquiries from female members employed on full-time contracts who wish to return to work part time after maternity leave.

Allegations of abuse against staff

This factsheet answers some commonly asked questions about allegations of abuse against staff working in education.

Discipline in schools

This ATL factsheet outlines your legal rights to discipline pupils, and includes information about detentions, confiscations and the use of reasonable force to restrain students.

Schools in special measures in England and Wales

This factsheet looks at why a school is placed in special measures and addresses the key concerns of staff.

Free schools

This factsheet explains how free schools are set up and run.

Private tuition

This factsheet covers frequently asked questions about private tuition, from whether a written contract is needed to how much to charge.

School closures and change of status

This factsheet advises you of your employment rights if your school closes or its status changes.