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Pupils subjected to hate crime and speech while at school - ATL poll

10 April 2017
Monday 10 April EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 HOURS, TUESDAY 11 APRIL 2017.

Schools having to prioritise cost-cutting over quality of children’s education - finds ATL/NUT survey

10 April 2017
Funding pressures are already biting in schools in England, affecting the quality of children’s education, and parents are being asked to make up the shortfall according to a joint survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and National Union of Teachers (NUT).

Apprenticeship levy will push more school budgets to breaking point, warn education unions

06 April 2017
From today thousands of schools across the country will start to pay into the apprenticeship levy. The compulsory payment will have to be paid by most schools, with only small stand-alone academies exempt.

ATL Cymru National Education Workforce Survey

05 April 2017
The results of the National Education Workforce Survey, carried out by the Education Workforce Council on behalf of the Welsh Government, have been published today.

ATL comment on Government’s apprenticeship policies

31 March 2017
Commenting on the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy’s report on the Government’s apprenticeship levy and apprenticeship policies, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:

ATL comment on primary assessment proposals

30 March 2017
Commenting on the Government’s proposals for primary assessments, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “ATL welcomes today’s proposals that could see the end of national tests for seven-year-olds.

ATL comment on Public Accounts Committee report on financial sustainability of schools

29 March 2017
Commenting on the report on the financial sustainability of schools by the Public Accounts Committee, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:

ATL comment on benchmark ‘pass’ grade for the new GCSEs

28 March 2017
Commenting on the pass grade for the new GCSEs, Association of Teachers and Lecturers general secretary (ATL), Dr Mary Bousted, said: 

ATL comment on launch of LocatED

28 March 2017
Mary Bousted comments on the launch of LocatED.

ATL comment on behaviour in schools

24 March 2017
Commenting on the report on behaviour in schools by Tom Bennett, the Department for Education’s adviser on behaviour in schools, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: