The most recent blogs, publications and stories from ATL.

Member voice

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.

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. 

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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Teacher pay, ability grouping in primary schools, and the recruitment and retention crisis.
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Spotlight on Sexism: Sexism and sexual harassment are a problem for all schools.
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Children left behind: How poverty still creates an educational gap between more and less advantaged children.


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Independent schools
This issue looks at the 2017 Independent Schools Conference and the NEU's survey on workload.
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Being a rep
This issue includes NEU's Workload survey, teachers' pay, and the recruitment and retention crisis.
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New to teaching
The magazine for trainee teachers and NQ members from the National Education Union.