Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL comments on the Association of Teachers and Lecturers’ (ATL) response to the Government consultations - Primary Assessment in England and the Rochford Review recommendations.
Durham County Councillors have voted today in favour of a revised offer being given to teaching assistants.
The Queen’s Speech was a missed opportunity for the Government to show it fully understands the importance of skills, says Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).
Responding to the Queen’s Speech today and the announcement of the Government’s legislative programme for the next two years, ASCL, ATL, NAHT and NUT issued this joint statement.
The Queen’s Speech needs to set out a Government programme which is good for education to give children and learners the best chances in life, say the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and National Union of Teachers (NUT).
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU), National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) seek urgent reassurances about fire safety in schools in light of the tragic and avoidable fire at Grenfell Tower last week.
As the dust starts to settle on the General Election it is clear that the Conservatives do not have the support of the country for their promises on education.
The problems for our schools are very real and very immediate, ranging from no money for glue sticks right up to considering closing earlier in the day simply to save money. All parties should commit to tackling this growing crisis.
Today’s major relaunch of the School Cuts website shows what the manifestos of the main political parties will mean for every individual school in England.
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “The Conservative Manifesto recognises the multiple crises education faces but clearly doesn’t understand the scale of action needed.