The most recent blogs, publications and stories from ATL.

Member voice

Experiences of the new GCSEs and A levels, the story so far...

This summer, more new GCSEs and A levels will be awarded for the first time. Last summer, we ran a survey to get a clearer picture about our members’ experiences of the new exams so far. The results were not surprising, given (as our members said) the speed with which the reforms to the qualifications were rushed through.

We need to stem the crisis in SEND

If you work with children you may be familiar with a 'what if?' conversation. These conversations can often assist professionals to establish if a child or children are at risk of harm, and if they need to raise a safeguarding 'cause for concern'.

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.

Latest press releases

Wales to pass new law for children and young people with additional learning needs

"NEU Cymru broadly welcomes the new legislation which will affect thousands of pupils, students and parents across Wales as well as the work of education professionals in all school and further education settings."

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.

Report and ELM

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Including tackling workload, the latest on the recommended pay increase, and small steps you can take to improve mental health.
Including the view from Wales and Northern Ireland, calls for Ofsted reform and ethics in leadership.
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Including SEND crisis, LGBT Conference and Mary Bousted on preparing students for the future.


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Post-16 News
Including the Association of Colleges (AoC) refusal to consider the national pay claim for 2018-19 and FE in focus at the last ATL section Annual Conference
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ATL Support
Including the last ever ATL Section conference and Support staff pay 2018-2020
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Being a rep
This issue includes ATL and AMiE 2017 Workplace rep of the year awards, teachers' pay 2018, and the recruitment, retention and workload crisis.