Rights and conditions

Your entitlements after an incident

All employees have certain rights and entitlements after an incident of assault or abuse.

Your CPD entitlements

ATL is completely committed to the further education of our members.

Withdrawal of national key stage 3 (SATs) testing

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.

Sustainable schools

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.

Support staff and teachers

The working relationships between education support staff and teachers are vitally important for successful schools.

Supply teacher employment rights: Wales

The following is a summary of the statutory rights of supply teachers in the maintained sector in Wales.

Supply teacher employment rights: England

The following is a summary of the statutory rights of supply teachers in the maintained sector in England.

Student property

Confiscating pupils' property is a legitimate sanction provided that there is a good reason for so doing (as set out in the school rules) and that the length of time the article is confiscated is reasonable.

Staff and student confidentiality

Teachers and lecturers are not legally obliged to inform parents or guardians automatically of confidential disclosures by students, such as those concerning their emotional lives.

Sanctions and discipline

The school or college discipline policy should state clearly what sanctions are available and who has the power to impose them.