ATL often receives enquiries from members about what their responsibilities are when pupils wet or soil themselves in class, and what schools are required to do if a staff member does help a pupil change their clothes.
Every school/college should have a policy to deal with issues arising from bullying to harassment of staff. This policy should provide that, where a properly-conducted investigation has established that bullying as taken place, this will be treated as a disciplinary matter.
This guidance aims to provide an overview of the rights of disabled workers in schools and colleges and provide practical advice for union reps and members on how to achieve equality for disabled staff.
All employees have certain rights and entitlements after an incident of assault or abuse.
ATL is completely committed to the further education of our members.
ATL welcomes the withdrawal of external national testing (SATs) at the end of key stage 3, which should give an impetus to schools to use teacher assessment, based on professional judgement, to assess pupil progress, provide information to parents and hold schools to account. These alternative arrangements must not lead to additional workload for our members.
Schools and colleges have a crucial role to play in educating children and young people for a sustainable future and being themselves an example of sustainable practices. ATL welcomes the government's initiative to transform every school into a sustainable school by 2020 and anticipates a similar initiative for our colleges and universities.
The working relationships between education support staff and teachers are vitally important for successful schools.
The following is a summary of the statutory rights of supply teachers in the maintained sector in Wales.
The following is a summary of the statutory rights of supply teachers in the maintained sector in England.