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Are SEND students being let down?

This question was asked at ATL conference in 2016. As the results of our SEND survey show, clearly there is still a long way to go in making sure pupils with SEND get the support that they need to thrive.

If you want to attract and retain teachers be more human and less corporate

Teachers are becoming gold dust, partly because there isn’t enough gold dust sprinkled into their pay packets to reward them for the job they do and the hours they work. 

Together, we will work to have a stronger voice for education

At a special conference on the 5 November this year, ATL delegates voted to ballot ATL members in the new year, about the creation of a new union, the National Education Union (NEU). NUT delegates made the same decision, on the same day.

New agreement could slash teacher workload

If we don’t do something about teacher workload, we’re not going to have enough good teachers and teaching assistants in Nottingham City.

Is your school ready for the apprenticeship levy?

This blogpost marks the first in a series examining the impact of the government’s apprenticeship reforms on the education sector, and discussing ways in which schools and colleges can respond.

Replacing QTS with accreditation will be a disaster

Bolstered by the National Audit Office and Public Accounts Committee, the voices of the sector have finally been heard by government, which has finally acknowledged the teacher recruitment and retention crisis.

Ending QTS will damage morale

If you were following the coverage of TUC Congress earlier this week, you could be forgiven for thinking only one education issue was on the agenda: grammar schools.

Education for some, disruption for all

Ralph Surman, ATL's National Officer for Policy, examines some of the issues raised from the ATL fringe at TUC2016 in Brighton.

Dangers of excessive workloads

Shelagh Hirst, ATL president, puts the issue of excessive workloads under the spotlight at TUC Congress 2016.

With so much to deal with in 2016, why debate a return to 1950s education?

So my first week as the new AMiE president – and the first of the new academic year – draws to an end. Glancing through the press this week, it’s clear that there will lots of to talk about over the coming months and I’m hoping you’ll join the debate.