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ATL comment on Ofsted school inspections

22 November 2016
Commenting on the report into Ofsted school inspections by the Education Policy Institute, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:

ATL’s Durham teaching assistants’ strike dates over cuts to pay

18 November 2016
Durham teaching assistant members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) will hold a second two-day strike on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 November over Durham Council’s plans to cut their pay by up to 23% - around £5,000 a year.

ATL comment on The Social Mobility Commission’s State of the Nation Report 2016

16 November 2016
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “The Social Mobility Commission’s State of the Nation Report makes some excellent recommendations, but the fundamental problem is one of inequality. 

NUT/ATL: The Top 100 MPs Worst Hit By School Cuts 

16 November 2016
One week ahead of the Autumn Statement (23 November), the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) are calling upon the Chancellor to urgently address the pressing issue of school funding and reverse the Government’s policy of cutting funding per pupil in real terms.

ATL comment ahead of Technical and Further Education Bill's second reading

15 November 2016
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments ahead of the Technical and Further Education Bill's second reading, due to take place in the House of Commons this afternoon (Monday).

ATL members vote to strike over pension cuts

15 November 2016
Teachers, lecturers and leaders in Northern Ireland and Scotland, and non-academic and support staff in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, balloted by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), have voted to strike over plans to cut their pensions.

Boys' behaviour at school is still more challenging than that of girls, but the behaviour of both is getting worse - ATL

09 November 2016
Boys' behaviour continues to be more of a challenge at school than that of girls, but the behaviour of both has got worse according to nearly 60% of education staff surveyed by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

Disadvantaged children likely to be hit hardest by Government changes to school funding, shows new School Cuts interactive website from NUT and ATL

09 November 2016
Schools with the most disadvantaged children are likely to face the biggest funding cuts when the Government reallocates school funding, according to calculations by the NUT and ATL.

ATL comment on the number of teachers quitting after five years

05 November 2016
Alison Ryan, senior policy adviser at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on 30% of state school teachers quitting within five years of starting in 2010.

ATL comment on impact of funding pressures on sixth form colleges

05 November 2016
Dr Norman Crowther, ATL's national official for post 16 education, comments on the report about the impact of funding cuts on sixth form colleges by the Sixth Form Colleges Association.