Press Releases

Press releases from ATL's media office.

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ATL comment on Ofsted’s FE and skills inspections and outcomes

28 June 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “Teachers and lecturers work extremely hard to deliver good quality outcomes for their learners and they are doing so in very challenging circumstances, as this Ofsted report implies.

NUT, FBU and ATL Call on Government to strengthen fire safety in schools

28 June 2017
Last week, faced with criticism that it was putting profit before children’s safety, it was reported in the press that the Government had finally caved in to pressure from the NUT, FBU and ATL not to weaken current fire safety advice to schools.

More needs to be done to improve social mobility, says ATL

28 June 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the report from today's Social Mobility Commission.

ATL comment on ETF launch of Advanced Teacher Status

23 June 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on today's launch of Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) for teachers and trainers by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF).

ATL comment on rise in teacher vacancies

22 June 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the teacher workforce statistics published today.

We can and must do better for our primary children – ATL responds to primary assessment consultations

22 June 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL comments on the Association of Teachers and Lecturers’ (ATL) response to the Government consultations - Primary Assessment in England and the Rochford Review recommendations.

ATL to ballot Durham teaching assistants over revised offer from council

21 June 2017
Durham County Councillors have voted today in favour of a revised offer being given to teaching assistants.

ATL comment on skills and the Queen’s Speech

21 June 2017
The Queen’s Speech was a missed opportunity for the Government to show it fully understands the importance of skills, says Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

ASCL, ATL, NAHT and NUT joint statement on the Queen’s Speech

21 June 2017
Responding to the Queen’s Speech today and the announcement of the Government’s legislative programme for the next two years, ASCL, ATL, NAHT and NUT issued this joint statement.

Queen’s Speech needs to be good for children and young people, say ATL and NUT

21 June 2017
The Queen’s Speech needs to set out a Government programme which is good for education to give children and learners the best chances in life, say the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and National Union of Teachers (NUT).