Bullying is the persistent (and normally deliberate) misuse of power or position to intimidate, humiliate or undermine.
From September 2010 local authorities in England must increase the amount of free nursery provision for three- and four-year-olds from 12.5 hours to 15 hours per week over a minimum of 38 weeks.
ATL believes the right to a fair hearing is the bedrock of any democracy and its cornerstone is access to independent advice and representation. It is nothing less than your democratic right.
This page sets out advice and information for members working on fixed-term contracts.
Gained time is when teachers are released from timetabled teaching as a result of pupils being on study leave, examination leave or when pupils meet their year group tutor.
If an employee has a concern about something connected with their employment they have the option of raising it as a grievance.
The performance management system for teachers in England is governed by the Education (School Teachers’ Appraisal) (England) Regulations 2012. All schools must have an appraisal policy.
The Human Rights Act 1998 has been lambasted by some as a constitutional disaster and lauded by others as a valuable first step towards a Bill of Rights to protect the individual.
If you are facing an allegation of misconduct, you should contact ATL's London Office in the first instance.
The government guidance on the Education and Inspections Act 2006, gives all staff in maintained schools in England and Wales legal rights to discipline pupils. This page provides an overview of those powers.