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ATL comment on key stage 2 SATs results

15 December 2016
Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary for policy at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:   “Schools must not be judged on this year’s SATs results which were totally unreliable and were the culmination of a chaotic mess of badly implemented and badly designed tests.

Government funding formula fails to fund schools adequately - ATL

14 December 2016
The Government’s unfair funding formula fails to provide adequate funding for schools, says the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

ATL comment on National Audit Office report on financial sustainability of schools

14 December 2016
Adrian Prandle, Director of Economic Strategy and Negotiations at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:

Wales professional learning passport

12 December 2016
The Education Workforce Council  has introduced a Professional Learning Passport for education professionals in Wales.

Holiday hunger 

12 December 2016
Children in poorer areas are going hungry during holiday periods when they are not getting free school meals, the Church in Wales has said.

ATL Cymru: It’s time for all Assembly election candidates to ‘Put Education First’

12 December 2016
Today ATL Cymru, the leading education union in Wales, has written to all the candidates standing in next week’s National Assembly elections, asking them to support the union’s education manifesto asks.

National Academy for Educational Leadership

12 December 2016
Lesley Tipping, President of ATL Cymru, responded to the announcement by the Cabinet Secretary, Kirsty Williams, that a new National Academy for Educational Leadership is to be established in Wales.

ATL comment on EPI report ‘Grammar schools and social mobility - Further analysis of the government's policy options'

12 December 2016
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “Once again the Education Policy Institute have come up with the right questions about the government's desire to increase grammar schools.  The answers in their report must make uncomfortable reading for ministers.

Faulty and broken equipment and crumbling buildings force ATL to ballot members in Whitehaven Academy, Cumbria

09 December 2016
Mouldy carpets, leaking roofs, no heating, unsafe cookers and broken computers must be addressed by Whitehaven Academy sponsors the Bright Tribe Trust to avoid strike action by ATL members.

PISA results for Wales - ATL Cymru comment

08 December 2016
ATL Cymru urges Welsh government not to be distracted by the PISA announcement, but to provide support for education professionals.