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ATL emergency grammar school motion passed by TUC Congress

05 November 2016
An emergency motion opposing the expansion of pupil selection, whether through more grammar schools or allowing selection in free schools, put forward by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) was passed by the TUC Congress today (14 Sept 2016).

Rise in children starting school not toilet trained – ATL and ERIC survey

05 November 2016
More children are starting school without being toilet trained, according to a survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and ERIC, The Children's Bowel & Bladder Charity. 

ATL Cymru - High expectations but little support

05 November 2016
Dr Philip Dixon, Director of ATL Cymru, believes that the GTCW code needs far more balance.

ATL comment on impact of grammar schools on social mobility

05 November 2016
Commenting on a report into the impact of grammar schools on social mobility from the Education Policy Institute, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: "This report could not be more timely, and its conclusions could not be more devastating for the Government - that there is no evidence that overall educational standards in England would be improved by creating additional grammar schools. 

ATL comment on cost of converting schools to academies in 2016

05 November 2016
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) comments on the cost of converting schools to academies.

ATL comment on the Budget 2015

05 November 2016
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Budget.

ATL comment on cost of converting schools to academies - 2014

05 November 2016
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Local Government Association's research into the cost of converting schools into academies.

ATL Cymru - WAG continues to fail the most deprived children in Wales

05 November 2016
Dr Philip Dixon, Director of ATL Cymru, comments on statistics released today by the Welsh Assembly Government.

Justine Greening's Party conference speech will be a waste of time if it doesn't address the issues that really matter in education

05 November 2016
Education Secretary Justine Greening's speech to the Conservative Party conference will fail if she doesn't address the huge problems facing education, says Association of Teachers and Lecturers' (ATL), general secretary, Dr Mary Bousted.

ATL Cymru welcomes £8.9m for Further Education in Wales

05 November 2016
Dr Philip Dixon, Director ATL Cymru, comments on the funding for FE in Wales