Press release

ATL comment on PISA results

Commenting on the publication today of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: 

PISA results for Wales - ATL Cymru comment

ATL Cymru urges Welsh government not to be distracted by the PISA announcement, but to provide support for education professionals.

ATL comment on EPI report ‘Faith Schools, pupil performance, and social selection’

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “This Education Policy Institute (EPI) report is timely, adding crucial and up-to-minute evidence to the wealth of existing research which challenges the Government’s politically-driven assertion that increasing the number of faith schools will increase social mobility. 

Ofsted rightly highlights the escalating shortage of teachers and heads - ATL

Ofsted is right to highlight the escalating shortage of teachers and heads, which the Government urgently needs to tackle, says the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

ATL comment on PAC report on apprenticeships

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report provides an initial assessment of the Government’s apprenticeship reforms, which are beset by delays, uncoordinated oversight, and a lack of clear objectives.

ATL comment on Government response to ‘sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools’ report

Commenting on the Government’s response to the report on sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools from the Women and Equalities Committee, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: 

ATL Cymru president comments on plans for a new leadership academy in Wales

Lesley Tipping, President of ATL Cymru, responded to the announcement by the Cabinet Secretary, Kirsty Williams, that a new National Academy for Educational Leadership is to be established in Wales.

Independent school teachers working excessive extra hours - ATL poll

Nine-in-ten (92.5%) of teachers in independent schools are working over their contracted hours each week, with seven-in-ten (74%) saying their workload has increased over the past year, according to a recent poll by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

ATL comment on number of young people out of work, education and training

Commenting on the number of young people not in education, employment or training, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:

Government’s eye off the ball on teacher shortages - ATL

Commenting on the teacher training figures for the academic year 2016 to 2017, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: