Press release

ATL comment on Education Select Committee report on the Government’s case for new grammar schools

Commenting on the Education Select Committee’s report on the Government’s case for creating new grammar schools, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “The Government has failed to provide evidence that more selection in schools will improve education for all children and not harm the majority.

ATL/NUT survey shows that teachers reject the PRP system that is holding down their pay

More teachers are being denied a pay rise due to the Government’s performance related pay (PRP) system, according to a joint survey by the NUT and ATL teacher unions published today, making it even harder for schools to recruit teachers.

ATL survey finds support staff increasingly having to teach lessons

Increased numbers of support staff are having to teach lessons, according to a survey of almost 1,000 support staff members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

ATL comment on colleges referring students with mental health issues to A&E

Commenting on research by the Association of Colleges (AoC), Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:

ATL Cymru and NUT respond to missed opportunity of supply taskforce report

Two of Wales’ largest teaching unions have criticised the Welsh Government’s supply taskforce as a missed opportunity for the profession in Wales.

ATL Cymru: school categorisation results published today

Rachel Curley, Acting Director ATL Cymru, said "ATL Cymru welcomes the progress made by schools with results showing more schools in the green category and fewer in the red category."

ATL calls for sex and relationship education to be made compulsory

Commenting on the report on the inspection of sex and relationship education, by the British Humanist Association - Healthy, Happy, Safe? An investigation into how PSHE and SRE are inspected in English schools, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:

ATL comment on overseas teachers and the report from the Migration Advisory Committee

Commenting on the report by the Migratory Advisory Committee, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:

ATL comment on secondary school performance tables

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “Parents and schools should treat these performance measures with caution. The Attainment 8, Progress 8 and EBacc headline measures only paint part of the picture of how schools are performing.

ATL comment on Government plans to transform mental health support in schools

Commenting on Government plans to transform mental health support in schools, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) said: “It is good that the Government has recognised the extent of the mental health issues affecting children and adults and is planning to do something about it.