Press Releases

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This is an archive of press releases from ATL's media office.

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ATL Cymru warns against 'quick fix' solutions to PISA problem

05 November 2016
Dr. Philip Dixon, Director of ATL Cymru, comments on the PISA report.

ATL comment on Michael Gove's speech to the Conservative Party conference 2012

05 November 2016
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Michael Gove's speech to the Conservative Party conference.

Government needs to learn lessons from Northern Ireland education system - ATL President

05 November 2016
ATL's new president, Andy Brown, believes the government in Westminster should learn from the education experiences in Northern Ireland.

ATL comment on Michael Gove's speech to the Conservative Party conference 2013

05 November 2016
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary at ATL, comments on Michael Gove's speech to the Conservative Party conference.

Martin Freedman comments on fall in university applications

05 November 2016
Martin Freedman, head of pay, conditions and pensions at ATL, comments on the fall in university applications

ATL comment on £10,000 payout for new staff who work in challenging schools

05 November 2016
ATL's general secretary believes the payout is "grossly unfair to the teachers who already work in those schools".

ATL comment on key stage 2 results 2012

05 November 2016
Nansi Ellis, head of education policy and research at ATL, comments on key stage 2 results

ATL Cymru - 'Slashing training for teachers could lead to a second hand education system'

05 November 2016
Dr Philip Dixon, Director of ATL Cymru, comments on the Assembly Government's decision to stop the current GTCW bursary scheme which allows teachers to choose areas for their professional development

ATL Cymru comment of Reach for the Heights funding

05 November 2016
Dr Philip Dixon comments on the launch of 'Reaching for the Heights'.

ATL starts to ballot teachers and lecturers in Northern Ireland to strike over pensions

05 November 2016
ATL will tomorrow (Tuesday) start balloting teachers, lecturers, and support staff in Northern Ireland over plans to make substantial changes to their pensions.