The most recent blogs, publications and stories from ATL.

Member voice

The government must remove the pay cap for public sector workers

The School Teachers’ Review Body’s latest report has at last been published. The report warns the government that action must be taken on teachers’ pay to help reverse the crisis in teacher recruitment and retention.

More than just the words

It is usually clear to staff in schools that there is a support need to address when a new pupil from overseas experiences a language barrier.  This may be the child’s first experience of being in an English-speaking environment, and there is much to learn in terms of the new language. 

What’s it like to be an LGBT+ student in 2017?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. Since then, legislation may have brought equality in law, but have societal attitudes towards LGBT+ people caught up?

Latest press releases

ATL and NUT form the National Education Union – the largest education union in the UK

Today (1 September) the largest education union in the UK comes into force - with the amalgamation of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT) creating the National Education Union.

ATL Cymru comment on Wales GCSE and Welsh Baccalaureate results

Keith Bowen, Director ATL Cymru has congratulated GCSE and Welsh Baccalaureate students in Wales on their results today.

ATL comment on GCSE results

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the GCSE results.

Report and ELM

School cuts: the national funding formula and the launch of the National Education Union
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Measuring up? Report looks at how the accountability system is damaging education. PLUS we speak to Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman about the impact inspection has on education professionals.
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Together for education: As the National Education Union is launched, bringing together ATL and the NUT as the professional voice for education, Report explains the aims and priorities of your new, larger union.


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The October 2017 issue of the Frontline newsletter.
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Independent schools
This issue looks at the newly formed National Education Union and gives tips on improving well-being for both staff and students.
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ATL Support
This issue takes a look back at the recent Support Staff Conference and Annual Conference, the 2017 Rep Award winners, and ATL's successful agreement with Coventry Schools.