Press Releases

Press releases from ATL's media office.

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Fire Brigade and Teaching Unions demand answers to fire safety in our schools

20 June 2017
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU), National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) seek urgent reassurances about fire safety in schools in light of the tragic and avoidable fire at Grenfell Tower last week.

Joint ATL/NUT comment on General Election 2017

09 June 2017
As the dust starts to settle on the General Election it is clear that the Conservatives do not have the support of the country for their promises on education.

Joint ATL/NUT statement: school cuts a priority after the election

07 June 2017
The problems for our schools are very real and very immediate, ranging from no money for glue sticks right up to considering closing earlier in the day simply to save money. All parties should commit to tackling this growing crisis.

Election promises on school funding – do the Party pledges cut it?

29 May 2017
Today’s major relaunch of the School Cuts website shows what the manifestos of the main political parties will mean for every individual school in England.

ATL comment on the Conservative Party Manifesto

18 May 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “The Conservative Manifesto recognises the multiple crises education faces but clearly doesn’t understand the scale of action needed.

ATL comment on the Liberal Democrats’ education plans

17 May 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the Liberal Democrats’ plans for education.

ATL comment on the Labour Party’s manifesto

16 May 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the Labour Party’s manifesto plans for education.

Unions ask Parliamentary candidates to pledge to raise school funding

14 May 2017
The NUT, ATL, NAHT and GMB are asking every candidate in every constituency in England and Wales to promise that they will address the funding crisis in our schools, which will see schools facing cuts of up to £3 billion a year by 2020.

ATL comment on Labour Party’s education plans

10 May 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the Labour Party's education plans.

UK's largest academy trust's caretaker cuts pose serious risk to pupils

10 May 2017
Education unions [1] issued a warning over plans announced today (Tuesday) by an academy chain to slash £1.4 million from its schools’ estates budgets.