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Conservatives’ mental health proposals are just sticking plasters

08 May 2017
Theresa May’s proposals to teach children more about mental wellbeing are too little and chronically unambitious says Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) general secretary, Dr Mary Bousted.

ATL comment on the dice being loaded against poorer pupils going to grammar schools

05 May 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on Education Datalab’s report on the percentage of poorer pupils going to grammar schools.

Unions issue final warning to school academy chain over cutbacks

05 May 2017
An academy chain with schools in the East Midlands and Yorkshire & Humberside is facing possible action from eight education unions over plans to axe support staff.

ATL comment on Government response to the House of Commons Education Committee’s report on the recruitment and retention of teachers

02 May 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the Government’s response to the House of Commons Education Committee’s report on the recruitment and retention of teachers.

SATs are critically flawed - ATL

01 May 2017
Primary assessments and the way they are used to hold schools to account are critically flawed and our children deserve better, says Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

ATL comment on HEPI report of teacher training

27 April 2017
Commenting on the Higher Education Policy Institute’s (HEPI) report ‘Whither Teacher Education and Training?’, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:

ATL comment on PAC report on capital funding for schools

26 April 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “The PAC report is a devastating critique of the Government's failure to provide sufficient school places for a rapidly growing pupil population.

It cannot be right to label children failures at age 11 - ATL

13 April 2017
How can a Government that says it cares about social justice be willing to label children failures at age 11? asks Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) general secretary, Dr Mary Bousted.

Speech by Shelagh Hirst, ATL president, Annual Conference in Liverpool 2017

11 April 2017
Shelagh Hirst spoke during the third session of Conference on Tuesday 11 April.

Education staff worried about reporting child abuse & FGM – ATL Survey

11 April 2017
More than a quarter of education staff (28.8%) are worried they could be perceived as prejudiced or racist if they report concerns about honour-based abuse and child abuse linked to faith and belief, according to an Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) survey.