Press Releases

Press releases from ATL's media office.

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ATL comment on Sutton Trust report on social mobility

12 July 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the new research by the Sutton Trust on social mobility published today.

ATL comment on teachers’ workload

11 July 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, Association of Teachers and Lecturers’ (ATL) general secretary, comments on the Department for Education’s teacher voice survey.

ATL Durham TA members vote to reject council deal

11 July 2017
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.

Teachers will be angered and children suffer with continued pay cap

11 July 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the news that most teachers will be held to a 1% pay cap for another year.

ATL comment on skills shortages

10 July 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on today's CBI and Pearson’s education and skills survey.

ATL comment on Education Endowment Foundation report on different teaching and learning strategies

07 July 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), shares her views on the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) report published today.

Additional funding for technical education is a step in the right direction

06 July 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments today on Justine Greening’s announcement of additional funding for technical education.

SATs are not fit for purpose and are damaging for children’s education

04 July 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on today's key stage 2 SATs results.

Joint union statement on asbestos in schools

03 July 2017
The first national conference addressing the issue of how to protect children and staff from the dangers of asbestos in schools and colleges is being held on 4 July 2017 at the Hillscourt Conference Centre, Rednal, near Birmingham.

ATL comment on pay for education staff and pupil numbers

29 June 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), commented today ahead of the vote on an amendment to the Queen’s Speech on lifting the public sector pay cap.