Newly qualified membership

Newly qualified membership is for all teachers and lecturers, including supply teachers, who are new to the position.

Join today and benefit from the following subscriptions offer:

  • FREE membership to the end of the calendar year in which you qualify
  • FREE membership for the whole of the following calendar year, if you agree to pay your future membership subscriptions by direct debit
  • 1/2 PRICE membership for the subsequent year.

Therefore, as a new teacher or lecturer who qualifies in 2017, you will not have to pay full ATL subscriptions until 2020.

If you decide not to pay by direct debit you will still get FREE subscriptions for the calendar year in which you qualify followed by a 50% subscriptions offer for your first two full calendar years of teaching.

Single payment by direct debit, credit card or cheque* Monthly payment by direct debit**
NQ first year (qualified in 2016 or 2017)
FREE FREE
NQ second year (qualified in 2015)
£86 £7.60 a month

* Single annual payment is the cheapest option

** Direct debits are collected over a maximum of 12 months, subject to the month of joining. Example instalment schedule shown - you will be advised of your instalment schedule following enrolment and prior to any direct debit payments being collected.

Further information on membership

If you are unsure which category of membership to apply for, or if you have any queries about your eligibility for membership, please see our section on eligibility for membership, or contact the ATL / AMiE membership department on tel: 020 7782 1602 or the ATL recruitment hotline on 0845 057 7000 (local rates apply) between Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, email our membership department.

Members may be able to claim income tax relief on up to nine-tenths of their annual subscription, provided it is paid from earned income. For more information, please see claiming tax relief on your ATL subscriptions.

You should ensure that your membership is correct and fully up to date in order to access the full range of ATL benefits for members.

As with any other union, ATL is unable to offer representation or assistance (including legal advice) with problems that arose before you joined. Prospective members should declare any such problems in a letter with their application form.

Terms and conditions apply.