Press Releases

Press releases from ATL's media office.

If you have any media-related enquiries, please contact ATL as outlined below.

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ATL encouraged by increase in grants to attend university

08 April 2008
ATL comments on the government's plans to give more grants to encourage more young people to go to university

Conservatives behaviour proposals not properly thought through - ATL

07 April 2008
Headline-grabbing phrases are not enough to tackle the underlying problems leading to poor behaviour

ATL tribute to Steve Sinnott, NUT

05 April 2008
Mary Bousted pays trubute to the former NUT general secretary

ATL comment on NUT pay ballot

01 April 2008
Although ATL members are not happy about the pay deal, our member consultation showed a clear majority against industrial action

Childhood stress linked to over testing - ATL

20 March 2008
The rise in mental health problems among children is linked to over-testing

Teachers and lecturers complain about a lack of training and time to prepare for diplomas - ATL

20 March 2008
Teachers and lecturers have not been enough training or time to prepare for the diplomas starting this September, according to a survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

Parents play a key role in schools setting homework and whether it gets done - ATL Survey

19 March 2008
ATL are keen for a limit to be set on the amount of homework given and will vote on scrapping homework in primary schools

Self-harming and eating disorders on increase among stressed out children

19 March 2008
ATL survey shows an increasing number of cases of self-harm and eating disorders brought on by stress

Working in education is bad for your health and stress levels ATL // Teacher Support Network survey

19 March 2008
Seventy per cent of teachers and lecturers say their health has suffered because of their job, and over 50 per cent are stressed by working in education, according to an Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and Teacher Support Network survey.

68% of teachers in primary schools have suffered voice problems - ATL

19 March 2008
ATL calls for voice care to be made compulsory in all teacher and lecturer training courses