Press Releases

Press releases from ATL's media office.

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ATL President predicts Orwellian society in five years under government's education plans

18 March 2008
ATL President, Julia Neal, calls for the government to re-think what constitutes real success for pupils before the push for better results, increased monitoring and more measurements means young people can only function in a society which has been so spoon-fed that it cannot think for itself and cannot challenge and grow in the future

Over 60% of secondary teachers say pupils have been affected by cyber-bullying, ATL survey

18 March 2008
With the increase of electronic intimidation 64% of secondary school teachers say pupils have been victims of cyber-bullying, according to a survey carried out by ATL

Teachers complain of poor toilets, damp and dirty buildings in UK schools and colleges - ATL survey

18 March 2008
Grotty toilets and damp and dirty buildings are not the right places to make our children feel they and their education matter

Nearly a third of teachers face physical aggression at the hands of pupils, finds ATL survey

17 March 2008
Pupils threatening to kick or punch their teachers is a major problem, with 29% facing physical aggression in their work, according to a survey carried out by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

The Beckhams are the celebrities most children aspire to be, as celebrity culture increases its influence, says ATL

14 March 2008
David and Victoria Beckham are the top two celebrities most pupils model themselves on according to teachers, says an Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) survey.

Asbestos - the killer in schools, ATL

15 February 2008
Putting a drawing pin into a classroom wall or slamming a classroom door could be enough to sign a death warrant, says the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

ATL and ACM to form joint venture with view to closer co-operation

14 February 2008
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and Association for College Management (ACM) are setting up a joint venture to give members of both unions access to the services provided by the other.

Clear advice and cutting red tape should make school trips less of a hassle for teachers, says ATL survey

05 February 2008
ATL responds to the government's Staying Safe action plan

FE Unions Submit 6% Catch-Up Claim

30 January 2008
Joint union statement on the FE pay deal

Homophobic bullying guide is much needed - ATL

30 January 2008
Homophobic bullying is a widespread and prevalent problem in UK schools, finds ATL survey.