Why I'm voting YES: greater representation, credibility and clout
I have always enjoyed teaching and as an active ATL member, I enjoy being able to contribute to the education debate using the benefit of my 30-year experience as a teacher both in the state and the independent sector.
Why I'm voting YES: I love my union
I was one of the first trainees under the School Direct scheme in 2013. During my training, I was lost - we didn’t fit well into the world of initial teacher education, and no one seemed to care. We were guinea pigs. I had an awful start to my NQ year and was on the verge of leaving teaching.
Why I'm voting YES: we need a strong and united voice
This is my 41st year working in primary education. I took early retirement from a headship eight years ago, but after unexpectedly losing my husband shortly after, I returned to the classroom as a specialist numeracy intervention teacher.
Latest press releases
ATL Durham TA members vote to reject council deal
Durham teaching assistant members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) have rejected a proposed agreement from Durham County Council, after a long running dispute over loss of salary which would result in a move to term-time only contracts.
Report and ELM
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.
This issue looks at what the National Education Union means for post-16, Government FE plans in the Budget and the Skills Plan.
Meet the new ATL Cymru Director, Keith Bowen.